WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

CSS Healthcare Services provides Community based health services to the young, the elderly and to Individuals with Developmental Disability. Founded in 1997, we have the ability to offer a variety of quality community-based services to our clients, which has greatly contributed to our growth and success.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader

Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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Purpose

The for-profit organization ensures accountability through effective administration and management, and sound financial management practices that are in accord with legal and regulatory requirements.

AFM 1: Authorization to Operate

The organization is legally authorized to operate as a for-profit.

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the AFM 1 Practice standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the AFM 1 Practice standards.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the AFM 1 Practice standards.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the AFM 1 Practice standards. 

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Articles of incorporation or other applicable documentation of legal authorization
    • Corporate by-laws/ Operating agreement (LLCs)/Partnership agreement
    • Written purpose/mission statement
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Owner
      2. CEO or designee

  • AFM 1.01

    The organization is legally authorized to operate as one of the following: 

    1. publicly-traded or private for-profit corporation; 
    2. limited liability company;
    3. unincorporated business, such as a partnership or corporation sole; or 
    4. association with a duly promulgated charter and other appropriate governing documents.

    NA The organization is a network management entity.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g., 
    • The organization has the requisite legal documentation but materials are inconsistent with recent, minor changes in purpose, program, and/or populations served.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
    • Legal authorization is out of date or in need of updating or modification and the organization is actively working to remediate the problem; or
    • The organization was unable to produce the required documentation during the site visit.
    4
    The organization has lost its legal authorization to operate.

  • AFM 1.02

    The organization has a written purpose or mission statement that:

    1. delineates the scope of services provided; 
    2. is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community; and 
    3. guides the administration and delivery of services. 

    Interpretation: Although a goal of a for-profit organization is to produce revenue, as a human service provider it does so by providing services that are beneficial to the people they serve. As such, the organization should maintain a focus on staff and service recipients to ensure a positive experience and that quality services are delivered.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g., 
    • The purpose or mission statement is in effect and useful in guiding the organization, but it needs updating and is currently under review.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
    • The purpose or mission statement is poorly written or outdated and as a result, it has limited use in guiding organizational decisions; or
    • Human services are not identified as a major component or focus of the organization.
    4
    There is no written purpose or mission statement or the organization's practices and services are at odds with its stated mission or purpose.
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