Timely Reporting of a Substantive Change to Accrediting Bodies

Effective Date: November 1, 2012

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2015

Review by: June 30, 2016


The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with existing requirements for reporting substantive changes in the College's organization or educational programs in a timely manner. Adhering to the requirements will help maintain the College's accredited status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) when a substantive change occurs.

Policy Statement

Meharry Medical College intends to comply with the requirements for timely reporting of substantive changes as specified by SACSCOC, LCME, CODA, CEPH, and ACGME.

The College's President and Chief Executive Officer or designated representative will send written notification and request for approval of a proposed substantive change to the appropriate officer at the accrediting agency. The notification must provide the requested information, such as a summary of the proposed change, intended implementation date, and additional details that support the request for approval.

Compliance with the accrediting agency requirements aligns with the College's commitment to maintaining its standing as an accredited institution with degree  granting authority, which supports its mission to provide excellent education and training in the health sciences.

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