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Children’s Surgery Verification Program now accepting pre-applications


The Children’s Surgical Verification (CSV) Program has announced that pre-application is now available and open online, which can be accessed at All interested sites are welcome to complete the pre-application, but note that to be approved for site verification centers must meet all of the program standards and intend to actively pursue verification for the level sought before submitting a pre-application. Pre-review questionnaires are posted for each level of certification.

The American College of Surgeons, in collaboration with the Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, developed the CSV standards to improve surgical care for pediatric surgical patients. These standards are the nation’s first and only multispecialty benchmarks for verifying an institution’s ability to provide appropriate levels of children’s surgical care. The program evaluates three levels of care, aligned to the standards and expected scope of practice at the pediatric hospital. The CSV Program verifies that participating centers have met these standards.

Visit the Children’s Surgery Verification Program at for more information, or contact the program team at with any questions.

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