The Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) is an independent, non-profit health care accreditation organization that was established in Jordan in 2007 as part of the National Health Strategy 2006-2010. The HCAC was created as a national resource to help raise the level of health care quality and patient safety in Jordanian hospitals and primary health care facilities. HCAC provides a range of performance assessment and quality improvement programs and services, including health care facility accreditation, certification of surveyors, accreditation preparedness and training courses, and regional consultation services.
HCAC issued its first accreditation standards for hospitals in 2007. The HCAC Hospital Accreditation Standards were approved by the Minister of Health in September 2007 and were accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) in December 2007. The second edition of the HCAC Hospital Accreditation Standards were approved by the HCAC Board in November 2008 and became effective 1 July 2009. Currently, HCAC is providing accreditation based on compliance with the second edition of the HCAC Hospital Accreditation Standards. HCAC's Surveyor Certification Course was also accredited by ISQua on October 1, 2009.
For more information on HCAC, visit its web site at the link below. The web site is in English and Arabic.