For Immediate Release:
Contact: Sarah McEntee, CAAS Executive Director
Glenview, IL, January 11, 2016: The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its standards development program.
Mark Postma, CAAS Chair, said, “We are incredibly proud of this achievement which demonstrates CAAS’s ongoing commitment to quality and excellence in standards development.”
“ANSI commends CAAS for achieving accreditation as a standards developer,” said Lane Hallenbeck, ANSI vice president of accreditation services. “This recognition is a public statement of the value that CAAS places on an open and equitable consensus development process.”
ANSI fosters the U.S. standardization system by accrediting the procedures of standard-setting organizations and subsequently approving individual documents as American National Standards (ANS). Over 230 ANSI-Accredited Standards Developers are now engaged in the creation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that are being used in virtually every industry sector.
As an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer, CAAS may now submit its standards for approval as American National Standards (ANS). Such standards must demonstrate adherence to ANSI’s Essential Requirements, which outline the Institute’s requirements for openness, balance, lack of dominance, due process, and consensus in standards development.
Questions about ANSI accreditation can be directed to the Procedures and Standards Administration department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. CAAS accreditation signifies that your service has met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization.
For more information on CAAS, please visit www.caas.org
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).