According to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, it can revoke or deny accreditation to an organization at any time and without prior notice.
Here are seven reasons an organization could lose or be denied accreditation:
1. If the organization no longer satisfies AAAHC Survey Eligibility Criteria.
2. If the organization is no longer in compliance with AAAHC policies, procedures or standards.
3. If the organization has significantly compromised or jeopardized patient care.
4. If the organization fails to act in good faith in providing data and other information to the AAAHC.
5. If the organization fails to notify the AAAHC within 15 calendar days of any significant change.
6. If the organization fails to notify the AAAHC within 15 calendar days of an imposed sanction, changes in license or qualification status, governmental investigation, criminal indictment, guilty plea or verdict in a criminal proceeding or any violation of state or federal law with respect to the organization, its owners or its healthcare professionals.
7. If the organization fails to allow a surveyor timely access to the organization to conduct a survey.
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