Radiation Oncology Practice (ROP) Definition
For purposes of the APEx Program, an ROP is defined as a medical practice offering radiation therapy services, utilizing the services of interdisciplinary professionals under the direction of a board-certified radiation oncologist. An ROP may be a multi-site practice (e.g., a “main campus” with satellites)
All of the following criteria will be used to determine if a multi-facility practice can apply for all sites to be covered by the same accreditation application:
Note, although a multi-site practice may be covered under one application, accreditation determinations will be made for each facility individually.
Radiation oncology practices based in the United States may apply for APEx accreditation. Practices may be either a single facility or multi-facility practice. Practices that operate multiple facilities under a standardized set of operating procedures and a single corporate designation may apply for multi-facility accreditation.
For multi-facility practices, APEx will review corporate level operating procedures and will carry out facility-specific verification of compliance for each facility included in the accreditation application.
For purposes of the program, a radiation oncology practice (ROP) is defined as a medical practice offering radiation therapy services, utilizing the services of intradisciplinary professionals under the direction of a board certified radiation oncologist. An ROP may be a multi-facility practice (e.g., a ‘main facility’ with satellites). All of the following criteria will be used to determine if a multi-facility practice can apply for all facilities to be covered by the same accreditation application:
For questions regarding the eligibility of multi-facility practices, contact APEx Support.