[Histonet] Florida Law Question - again
jsantiago <@t> bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 30 14:38:40 CDT 2011
This issue has been discussed at the clinical board meeting and it has been said
that moving a carousel from one beaker to another is considered part of the
specimen processing steps, making it part of a licensed task. The histology
scope of practice includes as a licensed task specimen processing, see Rule
64B3-10.005 (11). This is the same issue with loading and unloading IHC
The purpose of the specialty of histology is to process cellular and tissue
components through methods of fixation, dehydration, embedding, microtomy,
frozen sectioning, staining, and other related procedures and techniques
employed in the preparation of smears, slides, and tissues. This specialty also
encompasses methods for antigen detection and other molecular hybridization
testing methods where the purpose is analysis and/or quantification of cellular
and tissue components for interpretation by a qualified physician. Technicians
licensed in histology are limited to the performance of specimen processing,
embedding, cutting, routine and special histologic staining, frozen sectioning
and mounting of preparations under the general supervision of a director,
supervisor, or technologist.
Hope this helps!
Jerry Santiago, MSEd, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Florida State College Jacksonville
Assistant Professor/HT Program Director
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
e-mail:jsantiag <@t> fscj.edu
From: "histotech <@t> imagesbyhopper.com" <histotech <@t> imagesbyhopper.com>
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Sent: Wed, March 30, 2011 2:39:48 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Florida Law Question - again
I posted this the other day, but I guess it nested itself in the April Fools
email. So, I thought I would post it again under its own heading!
Can anyone tell me (maybe even provide a reg) as to whether or not a lab
aide can run the Histos 5 microwave tissue processor? It's semi-automatic,
which involves the person (lab aide, tech etc) moving a carousel of
cassettes from one beaker to another.
Does anyone know if this is considered to be waived, moderate or high
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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