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2023 Accreditation Standards
The HLAC Board of Directors and many committee members have been working tirelessly for many months to produce the updated standards and many more months listening to the industry professionals with concerns and feedback on opportunities to improve. HLAC is working towards ensuring we provide a positive experience for all HLAC accreditation.

2023 Accreditation Standards are now live!

The Accreditation Station

Board President, Rocco Romeo dives into the benefits of accrediting, the accreditation process, and what has changed for ImageFirst since accreditation.

HLAC 2023 Accreditation Standards Webinar: What to Expect

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Missed The Live Webinar?

Click below to watch the webinar recording and download the presentation.

This informative webinar addresses what’s new & upcoming, implementation, and answers any questions regarding the release of the 2023 Standards

We want to hear from YOU!

Recent News, Updates & Events

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PLAINFIELD, IL ­– March 24, 2022 – Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) past president and board member Gregory Gicewicz is among laundry experts featured in a discussion of industry issues in the March 2022 edition of Healthcare Hygiene magazine

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The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has elected five new members to its board of directors for the 2022-2024 term: Karl Fillip II, CEO, Novo Health Services, LLC, Atlanta, GA; John Hopper, Director of Operations, ImageFirst Healthcare Laundry Specialists, King of Prussia, PA; Timothy A. Sulecki, President, Energenics Corporation, MaxAssure Inc, Naples, FL; Kelly Zabriskie, Enterprise Vice President of Infection Prevention, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA; Christine Zirges, DNP, APRN-BC, CIC, FAPIC, Corporate Director Infection Prevention, SSM Health, St. Louis, MO


The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has named Kristen (Krissy) Thayer Executive Director, effective April 18. Thayer will replace longtime Executive Director Regina Baras, who has served in the role for almost 11 years and who is voluntarily stepping down.

Thayer will be supported by Jessica Mckenna, Deputy Director, in addition to other support staff provided by Nonprofit Resources LLC, an association management company. 


The AORN Seal of Recognition is confirmation that HLAC's accreditation standards have met AORN standards of excellence in safe patient care.

Important Notice About the HLAC Accreditation Program


An HLAC inspector’s assessment of a provider’s facility and processes for the production of hygienically clean reusable healthcare textiles is based on the integrated requirements, best practices, and guidance from diverse entities adopted by reference in the 2016 HLAC Accreditation Standards. HLAC inspectors are not certified as state or federal surveyors nor should compliance with HLAC Standards be interpreted as state or federal certified compliance with all state or federal regulations.  Neither are HLAC inspectors qualified to certify compliance with local regulations or the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Laundries are typically inspected only once every three years but may be inspected more frequently.  The laundry undertakes to maintain the accreditation standards throughout the three years but HLAC makes no warranties to this effect.  HLAC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF PARTICIPATING LAUNDRIES.


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