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2023 ACCREDITATION STANDARDS

 

Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has always taken pleasure in offering accreditation to laundries that not only provide quality healthcare textiles but have proven the process in which they take is accurate and credible.  

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.

A few things to expect from the updated standards 

  • More emphasis on standards impacting hygienically clean linen 

  • Prominence on functional separation and clean/soil issues 

  • Less focus on items that do not directly impact hygienically clean linen i.e., eyewash stations 

  • Flexibility for operators who employ different methods to obtain hygienically clean linen

  • Easier to read standards, less duplication, better-referenced standards 

 

Following the release of the standards, HLAC is planning a live informative webinar to speak about what’s new and upcoming, implementation, and answer any questions.

HLAC 2023 Accreditation Standards Webinar: What to Expect

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In addition to updating HLAC’s accreditation standards, HLAC will be releasing a new Part 4 to the standards that will be optional and beneficial to the healthcare textile process. Whether your laundry was recently accredited, you have a laundry coming up on expiration or have never accredited your laundry, HLAC highly recommends joining the informative webinar as we will be sharing big news that could be very valuable to your laundry. 

HLAC has now accredited around 180 laundries and continues to make progress in raising the bar for healthcare laundries, greatly benefiting patient safety in the process. HLAC looks forward to another great year of partnership with remarkable laundries and their teams!  

For any questions regarding the 2023 Standards, accreditation, or anything else healthcare laundry related, connect with Executive Director, Kristen Thayer at kristen@hlacnet.org. Be sure you’re signed up to receive upcoming news from HLAC by signing up for our newsletter.

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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