Dr. Jacobs has been involved in establishing clinical diagnostic regulatory and accreditation standards at the local, national and international levels. He is a former director of the New York State laboratory accreditation program and is active in the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. He is Chair of the CLSI Expert Panel on Point of Care Testing and was a member of the development committees for EP18 and EP23. Additionally, Dr. Jacobs is a past member, and current observer, of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO Technical Committee 212 on Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems.
Dr. Jacobs was the AACC Liaison to the Connectivity Industrial Consortium for POC Testing and was secretary & chair of both ANSA and the Point-of-Care Testing Division. He was a member of the NACB LMPG on Point of Care Testing Committee and is active in the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. He is past chair of the Communications & Publications Division, was on several IFCC committees and working groups.