The Commission on Accreditation (Commission) is an arms-length body that reviews and renders accreditation decisions on Accreditation Level II site survey reports for organizations that serve the community disability sector.
The purpose of the Commission is to award either Three-year Level II Accreditation or Deferred Level II Accreditation - in an ethical and impartial manner - for the programs or services of organizations eligible to apply for ACDS Level II Accreditation status. Members also give suggestions or recommendations to organizations to address any areas that need to be brought into compliance with the Creating Excellence Together (CET) Level II Standards and, when necessary, maintain communication with the ACDS Board on matters concerning Level II Accreditation, the survey process, and emerging trends.
The Commission consists of eight members who are ACDS members (or from member organizations), have an interest in and knowledge of the Accreditation Level II process, have a commitment to promoting Accreditation Level II surveys; and have experience in any of the following the areas: Persons w/ Developmental Disabilities (PDD), Children with Disabilities (FSCD), Mental Health, Brain Injury, and Seniors. A legal representative chairs Commission meetings.
Meetings to review accreditation site survey reports are scheduled monthly depending on the number of Level II reports that need to be reviewed. When possible, meetings dates will not be scheduled for the month of December or during peak vacation times in the summer.
Interested persons can apply to participate on this committee by sending an Application to Participate on the Commission on Accreditation form to the Standards and Accreditation department.