[Histonet] New York State License

Luis Chiriboga Luis.Chiriboga <@t> med.nyu.edu
Mon Feb 26 13:54:11 CST 2007

Dear Fellow Histonetters

As you may or may not know; in 2006, New York State passed the Clinical
Laboratory Technology Act (Chapter 755 of the laws of 2004, Article 165).
The law requires that all laboratory personnel in New York State be licensed
in order to practice. However, the legislation did not take into account the
unique educational requirements of histotechnology or recognize
histotechnology as a separate entity with in laboratory medicine. As a
result, the law has no provisions for the education of histotechnologist.
Clearly, this will only serve to intensify the current shortages and
increase the burden of already overworked staff. The New York State
Histotechnology Society is extremely concerned with the impact that this
legislation will have on the histology profession and patient care in New
York State. The society has created a task force to address this issue
(additional information is available on the NYSHS website
http://www.nyhisto.org/ ). We are actively engaged in discussions with the
legislation to modify the current language.  However, we need your support
in order for our voice to be heard in the legislature.

In order to facilitate communication and keep individuals in New York State
informed, the Society has created a message board to keep everyone up to
date and allow concerns, suggestions, questions and answers to be posted
regarding licensing (and any other issue). The message board is open to all
interested individuals (licensed or not). To join the website, please
visits: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/NYSHS1972/

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have to subscribe to Yahoo services. Creating the ID will allow you to visit
all pages within the group website as well as modify your user preferences.

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Thanks and regards to all


Luis Chiriboga Ph.D.
NYU Cancer Institute and
Bellevue Hospital Center
New York University School Of Medicine
Department Of Pathology 4W27
462 First Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10016
W(212) 562-4667.
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