The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s Team Standards Committee developed a new listing mechanism for teams that was implemented in the summer of 1996. This process defines standards for team listing that includes a categorization of teams.
To be listed, all teams are required to complete the Team Standards Self-Assessment Instrument. Team directors are asked to answer a series of questions and categorize their teams based on their answers. The Team Standards Committee process calls for a review of the information provided on the forms, and verification of the category selected by the team director. Therefore, it is possible that a few teams may have received categories that are different than they had selected on their forms.
The cleft palate /craniofacial team listings have been submitted voluntarily. This listing implies neither approval nor disapproval of any team/clinic (Team) on the part of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) or the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF). If a Team does not appear on this list, it may mean that the Team has not applied for inclusion or that it does not meet the minimum requirements for the listing which are (1) completion of an annual team information form; (2) a minimum of one team representative registered as a member of ACPA, and (3) regularly scheduled team meetings.
The CPF and ACPA do not guarantee the accuracy of the listings. Each Team leader who submits an information form on behalf of a Team, signs a pledge of veracity indicating that his/her answers are truthful and correct to the best of his/her knowledge.
Neither the CPF nor the ACPA offers any opinion as to any specific course of treatment for an individual patient and any decisions to undertake a course of treatment, and the content of such treatment is a matter solely between the patient and the treating Team.
The following listing specifies two principle types of teams:
- The Cleft Palate Team (CPT)
- The Craniofacial Team (CFT)
Three other special categories of teams are also specified:
- Evaluation and Treatment Review Team (ERT) – a team that provides evaluation services but not clinical care.
- Low Population Density Team (LPD) – a team providing clinical care in low population or rural states/regions.
- Interim Team (I-CPT or I-CFT) – a team providing clinical care that is just starting or in transition.
Teams which do not currently fit into the previously specified categories are termed Geographical Listed Teams (GLT).
Every effort is made by the ACPA to present team information as accurately as possible. However, it is not possible to reconfirm listings throughout the year. Please send information changes to:
Team Standards Committee
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association takes no responsibility for guaranteeing the veracity of the listing. Each team clinical director/leader who responded to the 2002 Team Self-Assessment Instrument was asked to sign a pledge of veracity indicating their answers were, to the best of their knowledge, truthful and correct.
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The team list is owned and copyrighted by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and is provided for the sole purpose of affording professionals, patients and families to locate cleft palate/craniofacial teams in their vicinity. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, for purposes of solicitation or other use is strictly prohibited without express written consent of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
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