American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Chapter 3: Continuum of Care Services

Patient Navigation Process, Standard 3.1, is a 2012 Standard with a phase-in date of January 1, 2015. All cancer programs will be required to demonstrate that they have the ability and resources to assist cancer patients, families, and caregivers in moving or “navigating” through the gaps and barriers to quality cancer care throughout their cancer journey.