Regulatory Agencies

This assignment is designed to give you a greater understanding of regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies, including their functions, public reporting requirements, and the how they impact quality and safety.

INSTRUCTION:

Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body. TOPIC : DEHEC ( Department of Health & Environment Control). Be sure to cover the following:

  • Discuss the history of the agency or body.
  • Explain the reason for its existence.
  • Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:
  • 1. Frequency.
  • 2. Where they are reported
  • 3. Why public reporting of these metrics is important

  • Explain how the agency or body operates:
  • 1. Current function
  • 2. Organizational structure
  • 3. Governance
  • Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of health care:
  • 1. Health care organizations
  • 2. Nursing practice
  • 3. Patient care

Cite at least two sources in an APA-formatted reference page.

Format your assignment as one of the following:

  • 18- to 20-slide presentation
  • 875-word paper
  • Another format approved by your instructor
 
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