Volume 9 | No. 6 | Nov / Dec 2021

BLS/ACLS courses for non-hospital facilities privileging applications and medical staff renewal

Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program update


Beginning January 1, 2022, basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) courses must have a hands-on component and any course that is entirely online will not be acceptable. This applies to initial applications as well as renewal for current medical staff.

Current BLS and ACLS are a requirement for medical staff working in non-hospital facilities. Current is defined as two years from the date the course was taken. 

The Emergency Training Requirements policy outlines exemptions and requirements.