Expectations of FACT Inspectors

FACT’s aim is to send out the most qualified inspectors. All inspectors satisfy specific educational and practical experience prerequisites to ensure they are proficient in the areas they inspect. Inspectors are active in the field of cellular therapy, cord blood banking, and/or regenerative medicine. Once determined eligible to serve as an inspector, the individual must:

    • Complete the inspector training program, which includes an in-person workshop and online sessions, completion of the inspector test, and a training inspection.
    • Conduct two FACT inspections per year.
    • Commit to the necessary time for each inspection, including time to prepare, visit the site, and write the inspection report.
    • Maintain qualifications, including completion of the Inspector Test for each new edition of relevant Standards and of continuing education requirements.
    • Review and sign statements of compliance with FACT’s Confidentiality and Duality of Interest policies annually.
    • Inform FACT of any changes in accordance with the Inspector Status policy.
    • Comply with relevant FACT Standard Operating Procedures, including compliance with timeframes for report submission.
    • Be objective, consistent, and collegial when fulfilling the FACT inspector role.
    • Respect the confidentiality of organization practices, documents, and the deliberations of the inspection team.
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