Q. What is accreditation, under management programs?
A. Is the granting of power to perform various duties; through a protocol to attest competency for a credible purpose. In our realm is a third-party attestation that relates to assurance conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carryout specific assessment tasks (e.g. ISO/IEC 17011, also read definition 3.1). As a Public Trust we carryout investigations and verifications to assure proficient adhere to legal obligations and regulations with impartiality. To this effect we operate applying benchmark cISO/IEC 17011 with focus on our Charter and adherence to laws and regulations. As a public trust we need to comply with a framework of antitrust, antifraud and anticorruption laws.
Further, IRGA benchmark ISO/IEC 17011 provides for accreditation and recognition benchmark to manage operations for public interest assuring that competence through objectiveness and impartiality and that it is maintained. Signatories and bearers carry numerous choices under accreditation and recognition programs, and the GOB provides unsurpassable Public Trust. The accreditation and recognition are equally available to the private sector, government, or academic / educational institutions.
As a Public Trust, we need assurances from signatories and bearers in their duty to carryout our Charter, a charter entrusted through accreditation and recognition:
- For specific entities, these need to apply guidelines as set forth by the GOB by demonstration of competence with impartiality in adhering to internationally recognized and generally accepted benchmarks for the purpose that we charter. These internationally recognized and generally accepted benchmarks includes, among others current versions of; ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17024, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 17065 and applicable to specialty laboratories only ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189;
- Others may include attestation of regional or national regulations and codes of federal regulation (CFR), E.g. 29 CFR, 42 CFR, 21 CFR Part 110 (GMP), 21 CFR Part 120, 21 CFR 117, (HACCP related), 9 CFR 417, 21 CFR 210 / 211, 21 CFR Part 820 applying HIPAA and 21 CFR 11, FSMA and others;
- Through accreditation of third party organizations (bearing of accreditation), within the private and public sectors, so that these can grant QMS (i.e. ISO 900) and variants, EMS (i.e. ISO 14001), FSMS (i.e.) ISO 22000, HACCP, HARPC, EnMS, QMS MDD ISO 13485, QMS Healthcare (QHCS), OSHMS (ie. BS OHSAS 18001), ISMS (i.e. ISO/IEC 27001), SMS...28000, Social Responsibility - Accountability, and equivalent sovereign nations others; and
- To encourage and pursue implementation, updating and improvements the protocol activities as signatory in alignment within the compromise to bear the Charter, this is for the protection of consumers and communities.