The AAAHC Standards, published in the Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care, describe organizational characteristics that AAAHC has determined to be essential to high-quality patient care. These Standards are divided into core Standards that apply to all organizations seeking accreditation, and adjunct Standards that apply to organizations based on the services they provide.

  • Patient Rights and Responsibilities
  • Governance
  • Administration
  • Quality of Care Provided
  • Quality Management and Improvement
  • Clinical Records and Health Information
  • Infection Prevention and Control and Safety
  • Facilities and Environment
  • Anesthesia Services
  • Surgical and Related Services
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Pathology and Medical Laboratory Services
  • Diagnostic and Other Imaging Services
  • Dental Services
  • Other Professional and Technical Services
  • Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Teaching and Publication Activities
  • Research Activities
  • Overnight Care and Services
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Immediate/Urgent Care Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Radiation Oncology Treatment Services
  • Medical Home

For more information on individual Standards, please see our current year Accreditation Handbook, available for purchase here.