Exceeds, meets, and does not meet

Exceeds – the facility substantially exceeds the requirements of the Standards. Where an auditor determines that a facility exceeds the requirements of a Standard, the auditor must clearly and specifically explain how the facility meets and then substantially exceeds the requirements of the Standard, and the evidence must justify and support the finding (see, for example, the PREA Auditor Handbook at p. 66). It is not sufficient for the auditor to describe the facility as meeting the requirement of the Standards and then select “Exceeds Standard” for the Overall Determination.

Meets – complies in all material ways with the Standard for the relevant review period.

Does not meet – requires corrective action to meet the Standard.