Taking a Look at Licensure

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Licensure is when a person has shown competency in a field of study and has earned the right to become licensed in that line of work. For example when a person wants to become a Physicians Assistant they will take an exam at the conclusion of their higher education to become certified. If they pass their exam they will have earned the right to be a certified (or licensed) physician assistant and be rewarded with the credentials, PA-C (Physician Assistant-Certified) and will be allowed to work in a medical setting under this title. Accreditation is a standard of excellence that is given to a health care organization when it has met certain criteria approved by accrediting agencies. There are several steps involved in becoming an accredited health care facility. A review of the health care organizations practices, policies and procedures are studied and reviewed and than an accredited organization such as The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals will decide if an organization meets the state’s, for which they are located in, standards to earn a license to practice health care and if so that organization will become accredited. Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, located in Franklin WI, is an accredited hospital who has met the requirements to hold this title and has earned The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals: Gold Seal of Approval. According to pages 292 & 293 of our textbook; Medical Office Administration: A Worktext (3rd ed), in order for
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