ERIC Number: ED052718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation and Certification in Relation to Allied Health Manpower.
Pennell, Maryland Y.; And Others
This publication focuses on the role of professional associations and societies in accrediting and approving educational programs and registering and certifying qualified health personnel in the allied health field. These functions of the associations directly affect the quantity and quality of health manpower. A general consideration of accreditation is followed by descriptions of how the US office of Education, National Commission on Accrediting, AMA Council on Medical Education, and ADA Council on Dental Education carry out these functions. Discussion of the process of and requirements for certification precedes a summary of issues affecting allied health professions and occupations. Appendix A provides information about 16 allied health occupations. Appendix B presents tables on state-licensed health occupations, associations recognized for specialized accreditation, and designation of certification or registration by non-government agencies. (JS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Professional Associations
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.