According to 45 CFR 60.3[Title 45 -Public Welfare Subtitle a-Department of Health and Human Services Subchapter a-General Administration -Part 60 -National Practitioner-Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners-Subpart a- General Provisions], private accreditation entity means an entity or organization that:
- "Evaluates and seeks to improve the quality of health care provided by a health care entity;
- Measures a health care entity's performance based on a set of standards and assigns a level of accreditation; ;
- Conducts ongoing assessments and periodic reviews of the quality of health care provided by a health care entity; and;
- Has due process mechanisms available to health care entities."