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ABC’s Central Fabrication Accreditation program is a stand-alone accreditation designed for facilities that are not providing patient care but are fabricating orthotic devices and prostheses for other professionals. Your business must have on staff a board certified or licensed orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, technician and/or assistant in the discipline(s) of the services the business provides.
ABC developed its central fabrication accreditation program based on recommendations from central fabrication business owners and clinical practitioners. Due to changes in the orthotic and prosthetic field, many patient care facilities have moved toward using a central fabrication facility to fabricate orthotic, prosthetic and/or pedorthic items/devices for their patients. Although these facilities do not provide direct patient care, they play an important role in the provision of orthotic and prosthetic patient care.
Accreditation is a privilege, not a right. ABC has the legal authority to award accreditation and may withhold, suspend or revoke accreditation if your facility violates ABC’s policies, rules and regulations. Once you submit a signed application for accreditation, you agree to abide by the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility and the published accreditation standards.