The Council will give appropriate attention to complaints it receives that specifically relate to noncompliance of nurse anesthesia educational programs with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or the Council’s policies and procedures. It will review complaints from students, faculty, individuals associated with a nurse anesthesia program, or other individuals who have knowledge of a program.

Please note it is the responsibility of individual or individuals bringing the complaint to contact the program director, program official, or representative of the conducting institution to attempt to resolve the issue. Complainants should contact the Council only after exhausting any and all internal procedures available to the complainant within the institution(s). The Council will not adjudicate individual disputes between individuals and nurse anesthesia educational programs.

All complaints filed with the Council must include the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the complainant and very specific information to support allegations of non-compliance with the Council’s Standards. For a full list of information that must be submitted as part of a complaint, as well as an overview of the Council’s process for reviewing complaints against nurse anesthesia programs, please refer to the “Complaints Against Nurse Anesthesia Programs” policy found in the Accreditation Policies and Procedures manual