Accreditation is a process of evaluating this training and experience to ensure minimum safe professional standards. This means that a practitioner (cardiologist) who is accredited in a particular field has shown sufficient knowledge and training to be recognised to be competent to practice in this field by CASSA.
Accreditation is a voluntary process available to Electrophysiologists who are members of CASSA. Currently, it has no legal standing, but serves to indicate to members of the public, patients and interested parties, such as medical funders, that the practitioner has met minimum standards of competence in the field, as determined by CASSA.
Cardiac Electrophysiology (and arrhythmia management) is a super speciality of cardiology. Specialists who provide this service need appropriate training and experience.
CASSA, on behalf of the SA Heart Association, has undertaken to provide accreditation. An Accreditation subcommittee under the chairmanship of Professor Rob Scott Millar has been established.