Daily Practice

Program Updates

Date APEx Program Changes Affecting
April 2019 Updated APEx Procedures:
In April 2019, an updated version of the Accreditation Procedures was released. The changes made by the Accreditation Procedures became effective in May 2019.
All facilities.
March 2019 Updated Self-Assessment Guide:
As of March 2019, an updated version of the Self-Assessment Guide has been released for facilities in the program to use.
All facilities in the APEx program.
June 2018 Accreditation Determination:
As of July 30, 2018 Radiation Oncology Practices (ROPs) that participate in APEx as part of a multi-facility application will have their determination assessed as a single practice. This will result in one accreditation determination that will apply to the facilities in the group.
Multi-facility applicants.
June 2018 Program scoring:
As of June 1, 2018, the following evidence indicators will be updated to Level 1 requirements. These include:
  • 2.1.1 Simulation directive
  • 2.2.1 Treatment planning directive
  • 6.1.2 Safe staffing plan
  • 7.3.1 Patient safety event reporting

Please see the APEx standards for details on the requirements for these evidence indicators.

All facilities in the APEx program.
January 2017 Survey team:
All ROP survey teams will have a radiation oncologist and medical physicist as part of the survey team. For larger facilities or networks an additional physicist, radiation therapist or medical dosimetrist may be added to the team.
All facility visits.

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