The Commission For Accreditation Of Christian Science Nursing Organizations / Facilities, Inc.


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Supporting the healing practice of Christian Science Nursing

Our purpose is to establish, improve, promote, and maintain standards for the operation of Christian Science nursing organizations/facilities providing Christian Science nursing services. 

The Commission was developed to provide an accrediting process to member Christian Science nursing organizations that supports Christian Science healing and promotes excellence in meeting the requirements of the Church Manual By-law, “Christian Science Nurse.”

Commission members are committed to periodic external assessments conducted by qualified, experienced peers which follow defined standards and methods of review.

The foundation of The Commission accreditation process is high standards adopted unanimously by the founding organizations. These standards are the basis for the organizational self-assessment and evaluation conducted by Review Teams that visit each organization seeking accreditation.

Accredited Christian Science Nursing Facilities, Visiting Christian Science Nurse Services, and many Christian Science nurses advertise in The Christina Science Journal, a monthly publication of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Please visit journal.christianscience.com/directory for a complete listing of each advertiser.



FAQs

Can I use Medicare to help pay for Christian Science nursing care in a facility?
Yes, an individual who has enrolled in Medicare and has a Medicare card may be eligible for benefits in the United States. These benefits may be available at Christian Science Nursing facilities which have been designated as RNHCI’s (Religious Non-medical Health Care Institutions) and are certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A special committee, including the Director of Christian Science Nursing, at a RNHCI will assess the need for care and ascertain whether an individual qualifies for Medicare benefits.

Are any funds available in the UK?
Financial support is available for those needing Christian Science nursing care in the UK from “The Aid Fund  for Christian Scientists in need of nursing care“.  A Christian Science nurse or facility in the UK can assist an individual to obtain information and an application.

Are Christian Science nursing facilities inspected by government agencies?
Yes. Some facilities are licensed by their country or state. All facilities regularly receive inspections from fire marshals and individuals from Departments of Health—ensuring procedures that maintain cleanliness, safety, fire evacuation, etc. are properly in place. Facilities in the United States that are certified by CMS receive regular inspections to audit Medicare paperwork and compliance with their standards. In the UK, facilities are inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure adherence to government regulations.

Do you have to be a member of a Christian Science church to be a patient at a Christian Science nursing facility?
Each Christian Science nursing organization determines its own admission requirements. All facilities require an individual to be relying solely on Christian Science treatment and prayer, and to be free from the use of medicine, drugs, medical techniques, and therapy.

How can I find a facility near my home?
Email The Commission at eaa@csncommission.org or look at the list on this website for an accredited facility nearest to you.

How can I find a Christian Science nurse?
Many Christian Science nurses advertise in the Christian Science Journal, a monthly publication available at Christian Science Reading Rooms. Check in a phone book for the Christian Science Reading Room closest to you. The Reading Room attendant can assist you to locate a Christian Science nurse in your area.