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           Revised Verification of Licensure, Certification, Registration Standards
 Effective July 2005, standard HR.1.20 has been revised to require primary source verification for
all clinical staff who are required by the organization or the state to have licensure, registration or
      certification: The organization has a process to ensure that a person's qualifications are
consistent with his or her job responsibilities. The intent of the revised standard is to lower the risk
                  of fraudulent credentials. (Contact: Laura Smith,

                                     Primary Source Verification

                   Q. What is Primary Source Verification? Who does it apply to?

   A. Primary Source verification applies only to licensure/certification or registration required to
 practice a profession. It is not required for organizational requirements such as cardiopulmonary
   resuscitation (CPR) advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) or pediatric advanced life support
      (PALS) or clinical certifications such as peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line
 certification. Current licensure/certification or registration is verified at the time of hire or renewal
         via a secure electronic communication or by telephone is acceptable, if verification is
documented. Primary Source verification will be obtained from State licensing boards or a primary
    source of information to be verified may designate to an agency the role of communicating
credentials information. The delegated agency then becomes acceptable to be used as a primary

Primary Source Verification is available from the Board of Nursing via
subscription. Click here to read more.

Jun Wang Jun Wang Dr
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