The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2017.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (June 6, 2017)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is now accepting nominations for its board of directors. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2017.

Nominees should have a desire to take an active role in defining the future of BOC, an award-winning, independent nonprofit committed to excellence in patient care since 1984. Board members are required to participate in four board meetings annually. Each director serves a four-year term with an option to run for a second consecutive term.

The BOC board of directors is responsible for the organization’s vision, setting its goals, developing its plans, overseeing its activities, managing BOC resources and maintaining the organization’s integrity and stature. Underlying all their duties is the recognition by every board member of the importance of the ongoing role that BOC-certified professionals and BOC-accredited facilities play in patients' lives.

To nominate someone for service on the BOC board, visit for details and a nomination form. Please note that BOC's bylaws prohibit self-nominations.

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), founded in 1984, offers highly valued credentials in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) and durable medical equipment (DME). BOC offers accreditation for O&P practices, pharmacies and DME suppliers, and certifications for orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists. Although no longer accepting new applications for its orthotist, prosthetist and pedorthist certifications, BOC continues to certify and support more than 2,000 professionals in these fields. BOC practitioners and facilities are included as qualified providers and suppliers, respectively, in the Social Security Act (as amended by BIPA 2000). BOC has been acclaimed for award-winning innovation and customer service, earning seven internationally recognized Stevie Awards. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs accept BOC credentials as meeting their standards. 

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