Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)
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HACP Examination Content Outline

The HACP exam addresses key CMS conditions of participation for acute care hospitals. The specific content and distribution of questions for the examination appears below:
Examination Content
No. Condition of Participation Number of Questions# of Questions Approximate Percent of Exam Total% of Exam Total
01. 482.00 Certification Process 12 10%
02. 482.12 Governing Body 4 3%
03. 482.13 Patients' Rights 14 12%
04. 482.15 Emergency Preparedness 4 3%
05. 482.21 QA/PI Program 3 2%
06. 482.22 Medical Staff 3 2%
07. 482.23 Nursing Services 6 5%
08. 482.24 Medical Record Services 5 4%
09. 482.25 Pharmaceutical Services 12 10%
10. 482.26 Radiological Services 3 2%
11. 482.27 Laboratory Services 2 2%
12. 482.28 Food and Dietetic Services 4 3%
13. 482.30 Utilization Review 3 2%
14. 482.41 Physical Environment 7 6%
15. 482.42 Infection Control 5 4%
16. 482.43 Discharge Planning 4 3%
17. 482.45 Organ, Tissue and Eye Procurement 3 2%
18. 482.51 Surgical Services 6 5%
19. 482.52 Anesthesia Services 7 6%
20. 482.53 Nuclear Medicine Services 4 3%
21. 482.54 Outpatient Services 2 2%
22. 482.55 Emergency Services 2 2%
23. 482.56 Rehabilitation Services 2 1%
24. 482.57 Respiratory Services 3 2%
Total number of questions on the exam is 120.
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