This assignment is designed to give you a greater understanding of regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies, including their functions and
public reporting requirements, and how they impact quality and safety.
Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body.
Discuss the history of the agency or body.
Explain the reason for its existence.
Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:
• Where they are reported
• Why public reporting of these metrics is important
• Explain how the agency or body operates:
o Current function
o Organizational structure
Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of health care:
• Health care organizations
• Nursing practice
• Patient care
Cite at least 2 sources in an APA-formatted reference page.