Denial or Revocation of Accreditation
AAAHC denies accreditation to an organization when it concludes that the organization is not in substantial compliance with AAAHC Standards and/or policies and procedures.
AAAHC reserves the right to revoke or deny the accreditation of any organization at any time without prior notice. Revocation or denial of accreditation may occur if we determine that an organization:
- No longer satisfies AAAHC survey eligibility criteria.
- Is no longer in compliance with AAAHC policies, procedures, or Standards.
- Has significantly compromised or jeopardized patient care.
- Fails to act in good faith in providing data and other information to AAAHC.
- Fails to notify AAAHC within 15 calendar days of any significant change. For a list of what may constitute a significant change, see Continuation of Accreditation Following a Significant Change on page 16 of the 2018 Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. To access the online change form, please click here.
- Fails to notify AAAHC within 15 calendar days of an imposed sanction, change in license or qualification status, governmental investigation, criminal indictment, guilty plea or verdict in a criminal proceeding (other than a traffic violation), or any violation of state or federal law with respect to the organization, its owners, or its health care professionals.
- Fails to allow a surveyor timely access to the organization to conduct a survey.
In addition, AAAHC may reduce or revoke the term of accreditation of an organization when we determine that there is a material change in the organizational structure, financial viability, operations, ownership, or control of the organization, or in its ability to perform services such that a new survey is required to determine compliance with AAAHC survey eligibility criteria or Standards. Revocation may be retroactive to the date of the material change, the imposition of sanctions, or the violation of law.