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FACILITIES EXPERIENCING CHANGE IN NAME, CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OR CHANGE IN OPERATIONS

An IAC accredited facility experiencing a change of name, change of ownership, or change in operations, or those requiring changes of any kind to their IAC Agreement must notify the IAC. The Affidavit Approving Change of Ownership/Operations if available for download below.

To allow accreditation of a facility to transfer more smoothly from one owner to another while ensuring compliance with the relevant accreditation Standards, and/or document any major changes regarding facility operations, the IAC has provided answers to your questions below.

AFFIDAVIT DOWNLOAD AND INSTRUCTIONS

For details on how to fill out the affidavit below, see Affidavit Instructions.

« Download Affidavit Approving Change
of Ownership/Operations
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All questions regarding agreement or ownership changes should be directed to the IAC

FAQ AND DOWNLOAD: CHANGE IN NAME OR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP

Do I need to use a form provided by the IAC, or may I use my own?
As long as all of the required information is included, you may use your own form to notify the IAC of changes.

What is required for a facility to transfer ownership of accreditation?
A notice form must be sent to the IAC with the review fee (currently $200). An opinion letter from legal counsel confirming authority to execute the affidavit must be included. The IAC will then review the form and determine whether the facility must apply for accreditation as a new facility, or if the facility’s existing accreditation remains valid. Accreditation cannot be transferred without the IAC’s written approval.

Who owns the accreditation?
The entity named in the Accreditation Agreement maintains ownership of accreditation until the affidavit form is approved by the IAC.

Who can sign the notice regarding transfer of ownership?
Only the president or legal counsel of the facility initially granted accreditation may sign it. His/Her notarized signature is required.

Why must I attest to the standards of the new owner?
In order for a facility to transfer accreditation to another owner, it must ensure that the entity receiving the transferred accreditation had both a Medical Director and a Technical Director and that it complied with all IAC Standards at the time of the transfer. If the facility is uncertain as to whether or not the new owner meets these requirements, it cannot transfer its accreditation.

If my facility is just changing its name does it need to submit one of these forms?
Yes, a facility needs to submit a notice when a name change occurs, even if the facility is not changing ownership.

What if my facility adds another site during the accreditation process?
Any time an accredited facility adds a site it must submit a notice and the additional fee. The IAC will then review the affidavit. If there is a significant change in the facility’s operations, the IAC may require the facility to submit additional evidence of compliance with IAC’s Standards, policies and procedures.

Please note: The additional fee to add another site varies by division, please visit the multiple site section of the division websites to learn more about the fees:

Effective 3/24/2011: The IAC’s accreditation policy related to mobile services has changed. Effective immediately, the policy previously defined as Mobile Services has been eliminated and the Multiple Site policy is now defined as Multiple Sites. The new policy is published in the IAC Accreditation Program Policies and Procedures, Section 2, on page 5. Read the the complete details»

FAQ AND DOWNLOAD: CHANGE IN OPERATIONS

What if my facility has had no change in ownership, but is making a major change to its operations (i.e., corporate name, Medical or Technical Director, permanent site location, mobile service)?

The facility needs to submit the second sample form below, Affidavit Approving Change In Ownership / Operations, or other formal legal documentation, to document these changes in operations. This form is only provided as a sample; a different form would be accepted by IAC as long as all of the necessary representations are included from the sample form provided.

« Download Affidavit Approving Change
of Ownership/Operations
»

All questions regarding agreement or ownership changes should be directed to the IAC

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