September 2012

ABC creates new accreditation program

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) has developed the first comprehensive accreditation program for central fabrication facilities in the orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic professions.

The new program will follow the same model as ABC’s current accreditation programs, with an onsite survey and re-accreditation every three years. Central fabrication facilities will be measured against 60 standards that correlate with best business practices and process improvement.

ABC reported the new accreditation program will begin accepting applications January 1, 2013, and more details will
be upcoming on its website,

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