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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:
Condition of Participation Number of
Questions
Percent of
Exam Total
§482.Certification Process 12 10%
§482.12 Governing Body 4 3%
§482.13 Patients' Rights 14 12%
§482.15 Emergency Preparedness 4 3%
§482.21 QA/PI Program 3 2%
§482.22 Medical Staff 3 2%
§482.23 Nursing Services 6 5%
§482.24 Medical Record Services 5 4%
§482.25 Pharmaceutical Services 12 10%
§482.26 Radiological Services 3 2%
§482.27 Laboratory Services 2 2%
§482.28 Food and Dietetic Services 4 3%
§482.30 Utilization Review 3 2%
§482.41 Physical Environment 7 6%
§482.42 Infection Control 5 4%
§482.43 Discharge Planning 4 3%
§482.45 Organ, Tissue and Eye Procurement 3 2%
§482.51 Surgical Services 6 5%
§482.52 Anesthesia Services 7 6%
§482.53 Nuclear Medicine Services 4 3%
§482.54 Outpatient Services 2 2%
§482.55 Emergency Services 2 2%
§482.56 Rehabilitation Services 2 1%
§482.57 Respiratory Services 3 2%
Total number of questions on the examination is 120.
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HACP is listed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting criteria for inclusion in a hospitals Demographic Data Collection Tool™ for Magnet Status.
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