What is primary source verification?

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Primary Source verification applies only to licensure/certification or registration required to practice a profession. Current licensure/certification or registration is verified at the time of hire or renewal via a secure electronic communication. Telephone verification is acceptable, if that verification is documented. Primary Source verification will be obtained from State licensing boards or a primary source of information to be verified may be designated to an agency with the role of communicating credentials information. The delegated agency then becomes acceptable to be used as a primary source. Primary Source verification 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. -Top- • Does The Joint Commission define Acute Stroke in terms of hours or timeframe of ...
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