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2020 Standards and Resources

Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care (2020 Standards)

The National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) is pleased to announce that its new accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care (2020 Standards), are now available for download.

Download Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care (2020 Standards)

A crosswalk and notable changes resource comparing the 2017 standards to the 2020 standards is available for download. Unless otherwise noted, programs are expected to implement changes in the 2020 standards by January 2021.

A high-level introductory webinar to the new NAPRC Quality Portal and a highlight of the notable changes in the 2020 standards is now available:

NAPRC Quality Portal and 2020 Standards Overview Webinar Recording

NAPRC Quality Portal and 2020 Standards Overview Webinar PowerPoint

Questions Regarding Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care (2020 Standards)

CAnswer Forum is an interactive, virtual bulletin board for constituents to ask questions and search topics and is designed as an open forum for networking and discussion of the accreditation standards, cancer data collection and cancer staging, and other relevant topics. Users must complete a one-time registration where they will create a username and password to access the forum.

Please note: A re-organized NAPRC CAnswer Forum section is in development. Please post questions under the title of the standard for which you have a question. Standard numbers will be updated to align with the new organization.

Previous Webinar

A webinar to address submitted questions on the 2020 NAPRC Standards and the new NAPRC Quality Portal was held on August 26, 2020.

Register here to view the recording