Monday, May 23, 2022

Re: US-POLITICS – AAOP’s postition, Harkin bill vs Wexler bill

Robert VanHook

Just for the record, the Wexler bill refers to CAHEA standards, not CAAHEP.

This is a serious flaw, since CAHEA, a former committee of the AMA that

accredited allied health programs, is defunct. It was replaced in 1994 by

CAAHEP. The Harkin bill, while silent on specific educational

requirements, sets ABC certification as the standard. ABC educational

standards are based on CAAHEP.


Robert T. Van Hook, CAE

Executive Director

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association

1650 King Street, Suite 500

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703/836-7116

Fax: 703/836-0838

Email: [email protected]



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