Committee Review. This is the final step of the accreditation process reviewed by 3-4 AACME® committees (depending on the geographic location of the petitioning organization) that include professionals from a variety of areas in health care as well as industry experts selected from or chosen by the AACME® Advisory Board Committee. The committee review process begins with a written summary documenting the findings of the Initial Review and site surveyors. This summary is submitted to AACME®’s Accreditation Committee for evaluation with discussion with the review team as needed. An accreditation recommendation is then raised to AACME®’s Accreditation Review Committee, who has the authority to grant to decline accreditation. After reviewing the summary and considering the Accreditation Committee’s recommendation, the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) makes a final accreditation determination.