What’s up with the ACCT Draft Standards?
The public comment period on the draft standards closed on January 24th, 2023, and during that period 1,729 comments were received from 79 different individuals. In the intervening time the ACCT Board, who represents the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), and the body they convene to process the draft (the Consensus Group) have met multiple times to discuss the best path forward.
We want to thank everyone that got involved in the process including the Consensus Group, the volunteers that worked on the draft standards, and all those that submitted comments about the draft. The vast amount of feedback seems to indicate that the current draft may not be the direction the industry wants to pursue at this time.
While the ACCT Board and the Consensus Group work to determine the best path forward, here are a few options for getting involved and staying informed: