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Mastectomy-Only Standards

 

​The ABC Board of Directors has approved a reduction in the number of standards required for mastectomy patient care facilities to attain ABC accreditation. Previously, the facilities applying only for mastectomy accreditation had to comply with 101 (of the 141) patient care standards. Effective March 1, 2016, the number of standards required for mastectomy accreditation will be 43. The board determined that mastectomy-only facilities need only comply with those standards that are specifically appropriate for their patient care services and hopes that this change will give focus to improved patient care and business efficiency. 

​A new mastectomy patient care specific accreditation guide including these standards and corresponding compliance tips is available below. Copies have been mailed to all current ABC accredited mastectomy-only facilities.

For more information on the mastectomy-only standards or the accreditation process, please contact us at 703-836-7114 or accreditation@abcop.org​.