NEMTAC is the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) for the NEMT Industry

Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC.org) is proud to be ANSI Accredited. In 2018, the American National Standards Institute granted NEMTAC accreditation as an Accredited Standard Developer (ASD) for the entire NEMT industry.

This designation demonstrates that NEMTAC’s procedures for voluntary consensus standards development adhere to ANSI’s requirements and oversight.

Why is ANSI Accreditation of NEMTAC Important?

Becoming ANSI Accredited means that NEMTAC’s certification of NEMT drivers and the accreditation of NEMT companies meets the highest of standards. This provides an added level of confidence in the certification of people who hold the NEMTAC Certified Transport Specialist (CTS) designation or the companies that achieve NEMTAC Accreditation. It also protects the integrity of NEMTAC and its policies are legal defensibly.

As the NEMT industry’s neutral, third party accrediting body, NEMTAC is committed to fair and impartial management of all certification and re-certification activities, potential conflicts of interest and overall operations. We have, to the best of our ability, designed our policies and procedures to clearly state that NEMTAC conduct is to be fair, uniform, and consistently applied among all accreditation applicants, certificate holders, and affiliated organizations.

About the American National Standards Institute

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from healthcare to acoustical devices to construction equipment, to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.

ANSI is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization.Visit www.ansi.org

NEMTAC is Arizona based, not-for-profit organization. Visit www.nemtac.org

Author: Michael Shabkie

As an experienced, entrepreneurial healthcare executive, Michael’s passion for improving access to care led to the founding of Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) in 2018. NEMTAC is a nonprofit healthcare organization serving as the ANSI Accredited Standard Developer for the NEMT industry. As a neutral, consensus-driven organization, NEMTAC’s critical mission includes developing the first set of national standards for the NEMT industry, accrediting exceptional medical transportation companies, and certifying the NEMT professional through the Certified Transport Specialist (CTS) training program. His 25+ years of advocacy for improving the delivery of medical transportation services is the foundation for developing SDOH healthcare delivery models between Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers, EMS providers, healthcare systems, and the communities they serve. Please visit www.nemtac.org to learn more.