STANDARDS - HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

 

The HLAC Accreditation Process is to inspect alongside predetermined standards a healthcare laundry’s own processes – its systems, procedures, etc. for ensuring that product being shipped from the laundry is clean and free from any danger to the patient.

 

HLAC inspections place significant weight on factors such as design, equipment, practices, training, protocols and adherence to regulatory body requirements.

 

Ultimately, HLAC Accreditation substantiates that a laundry’s own operational processes have been independently inspected and adhere to professional recognized infection prevention and control policies.

 

The HLAC Accreditation Process ensures a laundry has its own processes in place to provide hygienically clean linen not just once but every time.

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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Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council

P.O. Box 1306
Plainfield, IL 60544
Tollfree: 855-277-HLAC (4522)
Phone: 815-436-1404
Fax: 815-436-1403
E-mail: info@hlacnet.org