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CLP Appointment Process

If you are an accredited program, please follow the steps below to process a new Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP).

Appointing a CLP

  1. Log into CoCDatalinks.
  2. Go under Manage Staff Contact.
  3. Under the Pending Contacts section select Add Contact.
  4. Enter the CLP's name and contact information in this window.
  5. Click the Save button. The new information will be sent directly to the Cancer Liaison Program for processing. An appointment letter will be sent to the CLP with their CoC Datalinks login information.

Removing a Former CLP

  1. Log into CoCDatalinks.
  2. Go under Manage Staff Contact.
  3. Click on the former CLP’s name to expand his or her record.
  4. Click the Remove button. A box will open asking if you want to remove this contact. Select OK.


If you have any difficulty with this process, please e-mail

Note: If your accredited facility does not have a CLP in place, you are in jeopardy of being in noncompliance with Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation Standards 1.3 and 4.3. It is important that an appointment is made as soon as possible and that an individual is designated as the CLP in CoC Datalinks. If a CLP is not appointed for your facility and recorded in CoC Datalinks, the CoC recommends that the Cancer Committee Chair be listed as the interim CLP until an official appointment is made.