Notification Following a Change

Accredited organizations must inform Acreditas Global in writing of any significant organizational, operational, or financial changes to the organization. The communication should be submitted to Acreditas Global within 15 days of the change. Changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Mergers.
  • Change in majority interest.
  • Consolidation.
  • Bankruptcy or other significant change in the financial viability of the organization.
  • Name change.
  • Relocation.
  • Additional services or locations.
  • Major renovations.
  • Any interruption in service that exceeds 30 calendar days.
  • Death or incapacitation of the physician or dentist in solo physician or dental organizations.
  • Changes in license, certification or qualifying status.
  • Any governmental investigation, including local, state or federal authorities, criminal indictment, involving directly or indirectly the organization or any of its officers, administrators, physicians/practitioners or staff.
  • Adverse publicity or adverse media coverage.
  • Criminal indictment, guilty plea or verdict involving, directly or indirectly, the organization or any of its officers, administrators, physicians/practitioners, or staff in their role within the organization.
  • Significant changes in managed care enrollment.
  • Significant changes in a managed care organization or staff membership.

The duty of an organization to provide this information lasts as long as the organization has accredited status. Failure to notify Acreditas Global of this information might result in immediate revocation of the organization’s accreditation.

At the discretion of Acreditas Global, some of these changes might mean that the current accreditation status is not applicable anymore. Acreditas Global may revoke the organization’s accreditation status if it deems the changes translate to non-compliance of the terms or Acreditas Global might demand specific conditions to be fulfilled to avoid revocation of the accreditation status.