3rd Element: Monitoring Procedure


The third element of an acceptable PoC is, "The monitoring procedure to ensure that the PoC is effective and that the specific deficiency cited remains corrected and/or in compliance with the regulatory requirements."


For this element, the facility must devise a way to monitor the PoC.


The facility must ensure the PoC is working effectively and that the deficiency remains corrected. Monitoring of corrections involves documenting answers to the following questions:

  • Does the facility need to develop or modify a monitoring system?
  • When will the monitoring occur?
  • How often will the monitoring occur?
  • Who will conduct the monitoring?


The facility should specify at what minimum frequency the monitoring will occur.


Facilities must write the title of the person conducting the monitoring, not the proper name.