The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) begins the nomination process with its call for candidates for the 2016-2018 HLAC board of directors. Applications will be accepted immediately with a deadline of 5 p.m. PT on Oct. 9, 2015. Nominations will not be accepted after this date and time.
The HLAC board of directors consists of four classes of directors. For 2016-2018, there are three open positions in two director classes. The two classes with open positions are listed below:
Class 3 - represents healthcare textile maintenance cooperatives (i.e., laundries owned by several healthcare facilities) and/or in-house (laundry) textile maintenance facilities for healthcare institutions.
Class 4 - represents government agencies (i.e., works or has worked within the last five years for government as an employee and is familiar with writing, using, and complying with mandates and guidance) and/or is an infection preventionist (i.e., works or has worked within the last five years for a hospital or healthcare organization and who understands and applies standards in their career or job).
The board of directors is responsible for overseeing the management, finance, and operations of HLAC in order to permit the organization to accomplish its mission and its purpose. HLAC board members serve for a three-year term and must be able to dedicate three to four hours per week to HLAC business (including conference calls and two in-person board meetings per year).
1. Download the board of director application. View and download the 2016-2018 HLAC board member application
2. Complete the application and forward it electronically to HLAC executive director, Regina A. Baras ([email protected]). Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
3. Submit a digital photo with the application as a .jpg file
4. A section of the application asks for peer references (personal or professional). Peer references cannot be current HLAC board members or inspectors. It is recommended that peer references are industry-relevant associates who can attest to your skills and leadership qualities. HLAC will forward a multi-question form to your peer reference to complete on your behalf. The completed Peer Reference Form will be returned directly to HLAC.
If you have questions, please contact the HLAC executive director, Regina A. Baras at [email protected] or call 855-277-HLAC (4522).
Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC)