Last Day to Participate in Open Comment on CHANGES TO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM STANDARDS 28 AND 29

The Standards Committee was asked to review Professional Program Standards 28 and 29 by both the Annual Report Committee and the Review Committee based on the number of non-compliances on these two standards during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Standards Committee feels strongly that providers who have the potential to be credentialed in their discipline should have that credential when teaching clinical content whether or not an actual patient population is involved. In other words, students in these classes should be afforded the same protections as patients. To that end, the committee recommends the elimination of Standard 29 and the modification of Standard 28. Click here to see the changes.

The Commission invites open comment from all stakeholders regarding the clarity of this language and the impact of the change to these two Standards. The Open Comment survey can be accessed here and will remain open for feedback until January 4th, 2016.