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

Important information regarding CoC Survivorship Care Plan Standard

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) announced that effective December 11, 2017, the percentage of delivered survivorship care plans to eligible patients required for CoC-compliance with Standard 3.3 has been lowered to 50% for 2018. All CoC-accredited programs will be expected to meet or exceed the delivery of survivorship care plans to 50% of eligible patients by the end of 2018. This announcement replaces the current language on page 59 of the Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care (2016 edition) that required the delivery of survivorship care plans to 75% of eligible patients for 2018.

Additional revisions to CoC Standard 3.3 will be announced in the first quarter of 2018, but will not go into effect until January 1, 2019. All CoC-related questions should be submitted to the CAnswer Forum.

All centers accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), programs will also be expected to meet or exceed the delivery of survivorship care plans to 50% of eligible patients by the end of 2017 and beyond as stated in Standard 2.20 of the 2018 National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Standards Manual that goes into effect April 2, 2018. Please forward all questions regarding the NAPBC standards to napbc@facs.org.