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Conducting Reviews at Resonable Intervals

Policy Statements

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

10.301 accredits programs for up to a maximum duration of eight (8) years
10.302 requires programs accredited for eight (8) years to submit an interim report.
10.303 requires each accredited program to submit an annual report.
10.304 conducts accreditation reviews at established intervals.
10.305 continues to recognize programs as accredited until a subsequent action occurs or until accreditation is withdrawn.

Procedures

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

10.301A publishes the projected year of the next accreditation review.
10.302A requires a program awarded eight (8) years accreditation to submit an interim report during the fourth year of the award (the award period begins on the date of the last site visit).
10.302B requires a program awarded five (5) years accreditation extended to eight (8) years by progress report to submit an interim report at the mid-point between the date of the last site visit and the date of the next projected site visit based on the eight (8) year award.
10.302C notifies in writing, six (6) months in advance of the due date, programs of the interim report requirement and providing report content and submission date.
10.302D requires the content of the interim report to include:
  i. updated program information, and
  ii. information (narrative), analysis, and exhibits relating to:
    Standard One [1.10];
    Standard Two [2.9];
    Standard Four [4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 (Radiography, Magnetic Resonance, and Medical Dosimetry only), 4.6 (Radiography only)];
    Standard Five [5.1, 5.4, 5.5]
    Standard Six [6.1, 6.2(Radiography and Radiation Therapy only), 6.4 (Magnetic Resonance and Medical Dosimetry only), 6.5 (Radiography and Radiation Therapy only)]
10.302E reviews the submitted interim report and determines if the existing accreditation award will be maintained or reduced and the continuing accreditation process expedited based on the analytical results.
10.303A analyzes, within ninety (90) days of receipt of an annual report, program completion rate, national credentialing examination pass rate, and job placement rate.
10.303B notifies programs of JRCERT concerns for specific parameter(s) of student achievement as defined in JRCERT Policy 11.500.
10.303C requires the program to submit a plan of action for improvement addressing the JRCERT concern within sixty (60) days of receipt of notification.
10.303D reviews the submitted plan and determines if the existing accreditation award will be maintained or involuntarily withdrawn or if the continuing accreditation process must be expedited based on the analytical results.
10.304A revises a program’s accreditation review interval, guided by the current accreditation status, to accommodate reasonable requests initiated by the sponsor.

Cross References

10.200 Accreditation Actions
10.500 Conducting Concurrent Site Visits
11.200 Application/Self-Study Report
50.700 Functions and Responsibilities

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:  04/04
Revised:  10/09; 04/13
Editorial Revision:  03/11;10/12