Download the IAC Vascular Testing Standards
The IAC Standards and Guidelines for Vascular Testing Accreditation are available below for download as a PDF. These accreditation Standards are the minimum standards for accreditation of a vascular testing facility, and represent the minimum requirements to which an accredited facility is held accountable. Applicant facilities must reference the current published version of the Standards when applying for first-time accreditation or reaccreditation.
Standards that are highlighted are content changes that were made as part of the November 1, 2020 revision. These Standards become effective May 1, 2021. Facilities applying for accreditation after May 1, 2021 must comply with these new highlighted Standards.
Statement Regarding Proposed Changes to Patient Position: The IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors appreciates the input put forward by the vascular ultrasound and vein center communities during the 60-day comment period for the IAC Standards & Guidelines for Vascular Testing Accreditation. Based on the comments received, the IAC has decided not to implement the proposed changes to the Standards requiring that peripheral venous examinations for reflux assessment be performed with the patient in the standing position, at the present time. However, this important topic will be reviewed again and possibly put forth again for public comment in the future. A multi-modality IAC task force comprised of vascular testing and venous treatment experts has been formed to further explore this Standard for future implementation. At the present time, standing remains the preferred position if not constrained by the patient’s physical condition. Patient position must be noted in the final report.
For additional information regarding the IAC process of revising the Standards or 60-day public comment period, please review the IAC Accreditation Program Policies & Procedures, Section 1: Changes to the Standards.