American Board of Comprehensive Care (ABCC) members are committed to advancing the ABCC certification program. Committees serve the ABCC and are accountable to the ABCC Board of Directors.
Responsibilities, composition, length of terms, and governance of all committees are defined by the ABCC Board of Directors and are specified in the Bylaws.
The following committees are established to advance the goals of the ABCC.
- Certification Maintenance
The Appeals Committee consists of a minimum of three members. This committee is convened in the event that a question regarding irregular behavior or indeterminate test score arise. The committee conducts an investigation and makes a determination regarding further action. The committee’s decision is presented to the Executive Committee of the ABCC Board of Directors and all concerned parties.
Certification Maintenance Committee
The Certification Maintenance Committee consists of a minimum of three members. This committee reviews the applications of Diplomates of Comprehensive Care (DCCs) who seek to maintain certification status. This committee reviews applications for recertification and confers certification status as applicable.
The Examination Committee consists of a minimum of three members who, in collaboration with National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) consultants, are responsible for creating the annual examination, reviewing the post examination psychometrics and determining the cut score for passing.
The Finance Committee consists of a minimum of three members. This committee is chaired by the treasurer of the ABCC Board of Directors. This committee is responsible for the evaluation of all fiscal matters relating to the ABCC, including budget review and strategic planning.
The Marketing Committee consists of a minimum of three members who represent the examination constituency. This committee seeks to advance the goals of the ABCC certification program through analysis and implementation of marketing strategies that provide information to communities of interest.