Introducing the
PDA Accreditation Program

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for quality and consistency.

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Earning the Physician Dispensing Association Accreditation lets your patients know that you rank among the best in the nation for quality and safety, and shows your dedication to protecting your patients by practicing safe, high-quality point of care compounding.

For Compounding at Point-of-care:

The Physician Dispensing Association Accreditation (PDAA™) assesses physician compounding based on a specific set of standards that concentrate on the quality and consistency of medications produced. These standards are based on the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding Non-Sterile Preparations.

Non-Sterile physician compounding is a process by which a physician prepares drugs by combining, mixing, or altering ingredients into a pharmaceutical preparation. These preparations are designed to be administered by a route of administration that does not require sterility.

Accreditation process:

Registration and Eligibility

Registration and Eligibility

Physicians will begin the accreditation process by submitting a registration form for review. It will be determined if the Physician is eligible for participation in the Program.

PDA then notifies the Registrant of their eligibility status and for those deemed eligible the application process will begin.


Application submission

To apply, a physcian must complete the application, prepare all required documentation, and submit these, as well as payment of accreditation fees, to PDA.

The Application and documentation must be submitted to ATA in electronic format. Word, PDF or Excel documents are required.

Application submission

Reviewing application

Reviewing application

PDA will conduct a preliminary review. The survey will be scheduled when all required documentation is deemed complete. Upon completion of the survey, the findings will be processed into a report and shared with the applicant.

Any areas of non-compliance will be identified, and the Applicant will have a period of time to correct the non-compliant areas and provide evidence of the correction(s) to the surveyor.


Approving accreditation

Based on the information provided by the applicant, the data collected during the survey process, and any corrective actions submitted, an accreditation decision will be rendered by the Accreditation Commission, the results of this decision will be sent to the Applicant.

Applicants approved for accreditation are considered accredited physician and will receive a formal letter. Applicants that do not achieve full compliance with standards will receive a formal notification letter and final report with information on identified areas of non-compliance. These Organizations may reapply for accreditation once all non-compliant areas have been corrected.

Approving accreditation

An accredited physician must submit a Renewal Application and Application Fees, and undergo a renewal survey and review process every three years. PDA will notify the accredited physician prior to the due date of the Renewal Application.

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