Accreditation Application (PDF, Word)
Pre-Survey Questionnaire (PDF, Word)
Accreditation Manual (PDF)
List of accredited facilities
**UHMS is now in agreement with The Joint Commission**
"The Joint Commission and the UHMS desire to increase public awareness
of accreditation, both in general and of hyperbaric medicine programs in particular."
Since 2001, the UHMS has a clinical hyperbaric medicine facility accreditation program. Clinical hyperbaric facilities can demonstrate their commitment to patient care and facility safety by voluntarily participating in this program. When invited to perform an accreditation survey, the UHMS will send a team of experts to the facility to examine staffing and training, equipment installation, operation, and maintenance, facility and patient safety, and standards of care.
In addition to a seal of approval, indicating that the facility meets the high performance standards required for accreditation, accredited facilities enjoy the following benefits:
- One complimentary UHMS membership for two years
- 50% reduction in first-year dues for all other
staff members in all membership categories
- One complimentary copy of the Undersea and
Hyperbaric Medicine Journal (UHM) bimonthly for two years
- One complimentary copy of Pressure for two years
- Listing as an accredited facility in UHM and
- Listing as an accredited facility on the UHMS
- Promoted as an accredited facility at the annual
UHMS scientific meeting
- Authorization to use the official UHMS Accreditation Logo
Accreditation fees are as follows, but are subject to change:
- Application Fee: $495
- Survey Fee: $4500
- Consultation Survey Fee: $1500
- See accreditation manual for additional information related to reimbursable expenses, etc.
At the June 2012 meeting
of the UHMS Board of Director’s meeting, the payment policy for the Society’s
accreditation program was revised.
Effective 1 January 2013, the new payment scheme will be as follows:
Application Fee: $1000
Survey Fee: $4000
Plus reimbursable surveyor travel expenses
Payment will be due 30 days after invoice
Late payment penalties are:
>30 days past due – 10%
>60 days past due – 15%
>90 days past due – 30%
Accreditation certificates will not be provided until
full payment is received.
The above will apply to
all survey applications received after 1 January 2013.
Further information about facility accreditation is available from the UHMS Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs:
WT Workman MS, CasP, CHT
UHMS Satellite Office
14607 San Pedro Avenue, Ste 270
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel: (210) 404-1553
Fax: (210) 404-1535
Significant changes in a facility's organization can affect its accreditation status. Examples of a significant change can include relocation or remodel of facility, change in services offered, merger or joint venture with another organization, change in service provider (contractor), or change in key facility personnel. Please notify the UHMS within 30 days of the change. Failure to notify the UHMS may result in loss of accreditation. Depending on the nature and significance of the changes, an interim site-survey may be required to maintain accreditation.
- Organizational Change Update (PDF)