Reconsiderations & Appeals

A provider that receives a decision of Probation or Nonaccreditation may request reconsideration when it feels that the evidence it presented to the ACCME justifies a different decision. Only material which was considered at the time of the ARC review may be reviewed upon reconsideration.

If, following the reconsideration, the ACCME sustains its original action, the organization may request a hearing before an ACCME appeal board. Appeals may be based only on the grounds that the ACCME's decision was: (1) arbitrary, capricious, or otherwise not in accordance with the accreditation standards and procedures of the ACCME, or (2) not supported by substantial evidence.

Attorneys may participate in the reconsideration and appeals processes.

Note that Nonaccreditation decisions delivered as a result of administrative issues such as failure to submit fees are not eligible for the reconsideration and appeals processes.

View a copy of the ACCME's Reconsiderations and Appeals Process.