Regulatory Agencies and Accrediting Bodies

 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 Frequency
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 Governance
o Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of
health care: 
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:
o 875

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