The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is inviting public comments on proposed changes to the AASM Standards for Accreditation that include both substantial revisions to current standards and the addition of new draft standards. If implemented, the proposed changes will impact all currently accredited entities and future applicants.

Since 1977 the AASM accreditation programs have helped ensure that patients with a sleep disorder receive the highest quality of medical care. AASM accreditation has become the gold standard by which the medical community, insurers and the public evaluate sleep medicine providers.

Periodically, the AASM reviews the AASM Standards for Accreditation to verify that the standards remain relevant and reflect current practice models. By rigorously reviewing the standards, and revising them when necessary, the AASM ensures that its accreditation programs continue to promote high quality, patient-centered care.

Recognizing that the proposed changes represent a significant development for the field of sleep medicine, the AASM is requesting comments from AASM members, accredited entity staff and other stakeholders. Please carefully review the proposed AASM Standards for Accreditation, which includes both a brief summary of the draft changes and the proposed standards in their entirety. The current AASM Standards for Accreditation also are available online for comparison:

The AASM greatly appreciates your feedback. Please send your comments by email to or by fax to (630) 737-9790 by the deadline of Dec. 15, 2015.

Comments also can be submitted by mail to:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Attn: Accreditation Department
2510 North Frontage Road
Darien, IL 60561-1511

If you have questions about the proposed standards, please call the AASM at 630-737-9700.