Through the unification of the ACS BSCN and ASMBS BSCOE programs, a new committee structure to support the MBSAQIP has been developed. The new MBSAQIP committee structure consists of an overarching advisory committee and three subcommittees, residing and serving as official committees of the ACS, as follows: Committee on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS), the advisory committee, serves the purpose of advising leadership on opportunities for the joint program and offers recommendations regarding operational activities related to program transition, development, and implementation of the new unified program. Three subcommittees under the advisory committee help provide support the operations of the program:
- Standards is responsible for the development of new joint accreditation standards.
- Verification validates and certifies that each individual center meets accreditation criteria.
- Data Registry and Reporting oversees the data registry and provides input on analytical and reporting tools to support the needs of the joint program.