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Accreditation - definitions

Accreditation - A formal recognition that an organization (Labelling Authority) is competent to carry out specific tasks or specific types of tests.

MediIEQ, 20 April 2010 11:28:28, External

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Accreditation - Certification by a recognized body of the facilities, capability, objectivity, competence and integrity of an agency, service or operational group or individual to provide the specific service or operation needed. The term has multiple meanings depending on the sector. Laboratory accreditation assesses the capability of a laboratory to conduct testing, generally using standard test methods. Accreditation for healthcare organizations involves an authoritative body surveying and verifying compliance with recognized criteria, similar to certification in other sectors.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 29 August 2010 10:58:06, External

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