Regulatory Agencies and Accrediting Bodies
This assignment is designed to give you a greater understanding of regulatory
agencies and accreditation bodies, including their functions, public reporting
requirements, and the how they impact quality and safety.
Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body.
o Discuss the history of the agency or body.
o Explain the reason for its existence.
o Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:
o Where they are reported
o Why public reporting of these metrics is important
o Explain how the agency or body operates:
o Current function
o Organizational structure
o Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of
o Health care organizations
o Nursing practice
o Patient care
Cite at least two sources in an APA-formatted reference page.
Format your assignment as of the following: