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Criterion Changes

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All Accredited Organizations – The Commission on Accreditation (COA) is pleased to announce that the following changes may be implemented immediately for the following accreditation criteria: 

The ANCC Content Integrity Standards for Industry Support in Continuing Nursing Educational Activities has been revised to address the use of logos for commercial interest organizations in required disclosure statements. Excerpt from the ANCC Content Integrity Standards that is revised (Section G, Item 8):

Content of the Educational Activity. Content is the responsibility of the Provider of the educational activity. All materials used for the educational activity must be free from commercial bias.

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/ResourcesServices/Accreditation-CEContentIntegrity

 January 1, 2015 
 All Accredited Organizations – The Commission on Accreditation (COA) is pleased to announce that the following changes may be implemented immediately for the following accreditation criteria: 

The ANCC Commission on Accreditation has voted to change the term “Co-Providership” to “Joint Providership.” This change in language reflects our ongoing efforts to help nurses, physicians, pharmacists and all healthcare continuing education providers and regulatory agencies to standardize terms and create a common language. This language will now also be used by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to reflect that two or more organizations are working collaboratively to plan, implement and evaluate continuing education activities. 

This change may be implemented immediately, but must be fully implemented by organizations as of January 1, 2015. Requirements associated with the term have not been changed.

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/ResourcesServices/ManualUpdates/Change-CoProv-to-Joint-Prov.pdf

January 1, 2015 
All Accredited Organizations – The Commission on Accreditation (COA) is pleased to announce that the following changes may be implemented immediately for the following accreditation requirements: 
 
The COA will permit the following content to be eligible for awarding ANCC contact hours: 
Content that is provided through in-service and/or staff development activities. 
All content in courses that are repeated on a regular basis for all learners. 
Basic Life Support (BLS) courses for all learners. 
Note: The current definition of CNE activities has not been revised, and the requirements for planning educational activities have not changed. 
 
The COA has eliminated the requirement for the non-endorsement disclosure statement. 
 
The COA has eliminated the requirement for use of the ANCC Accreditation statement (or applicable approval statement for Approved Providers and Individual Activity Applicants) on all communications and marketing materials. 
 
Please see the memo on this page for further details on these changes.

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/ResourcesServices/ManualUpdates/MiniManualClarifications.pdf
http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/ResourcesServices/ManualUpdates/ManualClarifications1May2013.pdf

May 1, 2013
All Accredited Organizations – In alignment with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the ANCC Accreditation Program will no longer permit organizations that are owned and/or controlled by a parent organization that is classified as a commercial interest to be eligible for accreditation. 
Currently accredited organizations that have a commercial interest parent organization will have two years to restructure. As of January 1, 2015, Provider Units with commercial interest parent organizations that have not restructured will lose their accreditation.

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/ResourcesServices/ManualUpdates
January 1, 2013