Commendable practices are those practices developed and used by accredited facilities that, in the opinion of the assessor(s), are exceptional and novel ways of meeting standards. The Accreditation and Quality department and accreditation committee(s) reviews and approves all commendable practices.
While educational exchange is an important function of the AABB's Accreditation Program, it's important to reiterate the following key points. First, you are cautioned against adopting any of the enclosed practices without first evaluating whether they fit with your facility's operations and modifying them accordingly. Second, while the sample(s) enclosed represent excellent practice in the opinion of an AABB Assessor (s), adoption of these methods must not be taken as a guarantee that nonconformances will not be found during your next accreditation assessment. Please ensure that your facility is meeting the intent of the current standards when implementing Commendable Practices into your facility's practice. The AABB is not responsible for nonconformances due to use of Commendable Practices.