NEMA - ANSI/NEMA SC 1
Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
This Standard identifies the credentials of supplier employees (identified as supplier representatives) entering a healthcare provider facility.
Requirements are intended for supplier representatives but could be applied to other non-employees if a healthcare provider chooses to do so (e.g., independent consultants, construction contractors, and temporary personnel.) As ANSI Standards are voluntary, healthcare providers can opt in or out of enforcing any individual requirements.
Where required, these are the recommendations for the specific requirements.
Requirements are not intended for the healthcare provider staff/employees or patient/family visitors.
Supplier representative data shall be handled in accordance with applicable laws and with the same care as privacy information for patients, healthcare provider staff/employees, and other affected parties. The documentation and data indicating compliance to the Standard should remain with the responsible and accountable party but available for audit purposes.
For specific recommendations on what requirement applies to which access tier, refer to the non-employee decision matrix-see Appendix A.
Healthcare providers will define the process for validation of requirements outlined within this document and conforming to applicable laws.
For information on Independent supplier representatives, see Appendix B.
Recommend that an audit process shall be in place to verify the accuracy of data.
If for any reason a supplier representative has a legal name change this shall be noted on the verification letter by putting the alias (former name) in parenthesis next to the current name, e.g., first name last name (nickname) [alias].