EHNAC accreditation is dependent on achieving and maintaining a number of criteria. A organization seeking accreditation is assigned a status classification that indicates the organization’s progress toward meeting all criteria. Status Classifications are as follows:
Candidate for Accreditation:
Granted to an applicant when its application is first accepted by the commission, and it is in effect for one (1) year.
Designated to a organization when it does not meet the full criteria and is granted a specified period of time to fulfill the requirements.
Is granted to a organization that demonstrates compliance with the objectives defined in the criteria. Accreditation is granted for two (2) years once the full criteria are met.
Granted to an accredited organization when the organization acquires new subsidiaries that are not accredited. This action triggers a sentinel event. This designation covers the period of time from when an entity is acquired to the time they are accredited. If accreditation is not obtained by the date granted by the Commission, the organization must commence the entire accreditation process again.