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ACGME task force proposes graduated duty hour and supervision standards
Date:6/23/2010

ailable for public comment for 45 days. The task force will review the feedback and consider modifications to the draft standards. A final version will be presented to the Committee on Requirements of the ACGME Board and, if approved, presented to the entire board for approval in September 2010. They would then be implemented in July 2011. (A timeline of the development, review and approval process for the proposed standards is available at www.acgme-newstandards.org.)

Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Site Visits

Separately from the task force development of proposed standards, the ACGME Board has approved creation of a Patient Safety and Quality Assurance review of every sponsoring institution that would begin after implementation of the new standards. To ensure compliance, each year the ACGME will review every institution sponsoring graduate medical education programs, examining their ability to integrate residency education, supervision and fatigue management into their existing Patient Safety and Quality improvement initiatives. More information about the sponsor site visit program is available at www.acgme-newstandards.org


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