}

The 1980s

Timeline: 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s


 
APIC 1982 President Jean Parret hands gavel to 1983 President George Counts.

 

1980

1981

  • The first Infection Control Certification Board was appointed.
  • APIC Certification Association (APICCA) was established.

1982

1983

  • CBIC offered first formal examinations
  • APIC membership: 5,000+

1986

  • “National Infection Control Week” established by President Reagan (now called International Infection Prevention Week or IIPW)
  • Infection control was upgraded by the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) from a standard under sanitary environment to a separate Condition of Participation.
  • APIC membership: 7,000+