INTERNATIONAL SURGICAL

How to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Surgical Program

This international program promotes optimal patient safety in the office setting. Accredited facilities must comply with standards governing professional training, operational safety and the physical layout of the facility. Patients undergoing surgery in an accredited operating room should be assured the same level of care and safety preparedness as those receiving care in a hospital. Facilities with nearly any surgical specialty are eligible for accreditation under this program.

Accreditation Process for International Surgical

New Applicants

Below is a list of documentation that must be completed for the AAAASF International Surgical Application. Please mail completed documentation to AAAASF at 7500 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA. You may also scan and email to reception@aaaasf.org.

  • Application Form with payment
  • Floor plan for facility
  • A copy of each clinician’s State Medical License
  • A current copy of the delineation of hospital privileges for each clinician/surgeon (must state the department of Surgical Specialty and list the procedures that may be performed at the hospital)
  • Authorization to Release Information Form signed by each clinician on staff
  • Facility Identification Form
  • Staff Identification Form
  • Facility Director’s Attestation Form

Once the documentation is received in the AAAASF office it will be reviewed within 10 business days and you will be contacted if additional paperwork is needed.

Please review the Standards and Checklist Manual carefully before submitting the completed documentation to AAAASF.

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Self Survey – Before 2nd & 3rd Years Begin

Below is a list of documentation that must be completed for the AAAASF International Surgical Self Survey. Please mail completed documentation to AAAASF at 7500 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA. You may also scan and email to reception@aaaasf.org.

  • Facility Identification Form
  • Staff Identification Form
  • Facility Director Attestation Form
  • Add a Clinician Form (if applicable)
  • Completed Standards Manual

Once received, please allow 10 business days for processing. If deficiencies are found, a report will be sent to the facility director allowing 10 calendar days for a Plan of Correction and 30 calendar days for proof of correction(s). Otherwise, once the documentation is processed, a new certificate will be mailed out to the facility at no cost.

Please review the Standards and Checklist Manual carefully before submitting the completed documentation to AAAASF.

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Re-Survey – Before End of Three Year Cycle

Below is a list of documentation that must be completed for the AAAASF International Surgical Re-Survey. Please mail completed documentation to AAAASF at 7500 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA. You may also scan and email to reception@aaaasf.org.

  • A copy of each clinician’s State Medical License
  • A current copy of the delineation of hospital privileges for each clinician/surgeon (must state the department of Surgical Specialty and list the procedures that may be performed at the hospital)
  • Authorization to Release Information Form signed by each clinician on staff
  • Facility Identification Form
  • Staff Identification Form
  • Facility Director’s Attestation Form
  • Add a Clinician Form (if applicable)
  • Self Survey Score Sheet – Supply a response to all Standards (this form also may be found in the back of the Standards and Checklist Manual)
  • Copy of Floor Plan

Once all of the required documentation is received in the AAAASF office, it will be reviewed within 10 business days. You will be contacted if additional paperwork is needed. Otherwise, once your file is complete a surveyor will be secured within 10 business days and his or her contact information will be emailed to your facility. It is your responsibility at that time to contact the surveyor and schedule a date for your survey. Once a date has been scheduled, please be sure to send a notification of the date to the AAAASF office as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to mail survey packets.

Please review the Standards and Checklist Manual carefully before submitting the completed documentation to AAAASF.

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