B.22/16: Matters related to accreditation, including the framework review, and matters related to the baseline of accredited entities

The Board, having considered matters related to the review of the accreditation framework:

  1. Takes note of the report on the review of the accreditation framework in annex IX;
  2. Decides to streamline the accreditation process in order to accelerate the review and consideration of entities applying for accreditation;
  3. Requests the Secretariat to implement the recommendations identified in annex X; and
  4. Also requests the Accreditation Committee, with the support of the Secretariat, to consult with the Board and alternate members, accredited entities and national designated authorities and focal points on matters related to the review of the accreditation framework as contained in annexes XI and XII, and present an updated accreditation framework for consideration and adoption by the Board at its twenty-third meeting.