[Histonet] RE: CLIA Compliance Regulations for histology staff coverage

Thurby, Christina christina.thurby <@t> bms.com
Fri Jul 19 12:52:59 CDT 2013

Hi Akemi,
Please refer to this article in Advance magazine from 2010.  The second page has the CLIA regulations you are looking for.

The Grossing Histotechnologist in Surgical Pathology
Part 1 of this 2-part article explores regulatory requirements.
By Izak B. Dimenstein, MD, PhD, HT(ASCP)

Posted on: May 6, 2010


Christina Thurby
Bristol Myers Squibb

>   5. Re: CLIA Compliance Regulations for histology staff      coverage
>      (Jennifer MacDonald)
>From:   Akemi Allison <akemiat3377 <@t> yahoo.com>
>To:     Histonet <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
>Date:   07/18/2013 08:34 AM
>Subject:        [Histonet] CLIA Compliance Regulations for histology
>Sent by:        histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>Good morning to all in Histoland!
>Hopefully, one of you can help me with a question which was proposed to
>by a fellow histologist working in a very small GI histology lab.
>Here is what information she gave me:  She is training a histology
>assistant in house to do all the histology technical responsibilities at
>the request of the GI doctors.  She said her OJT assistant is doing a
>great job technically, but she has not yet registered in school to
>her  AA Degree so she can sit for the HT exam.  She has been working
>her instruction for 1 year.  Her lab is California State and CLIA
>The GI doctors want the assistant to cover for her while she is on
>vacation.  The pathologist who is the medical director does  not think
>that CLIA Regulations allows this and wants the specimens sent out
>her absence.  She needs the CLIA Regulations stating what the guidelines
>are so her lab is complying to regulations.  She didn???t want to call
>because it would send a RED FLAG up.  I also didn???t want to call them
>because they may ask me what the name of the lab was that was proposing
>this question.
>I told her that this was most likely illegal, but she needs it in black
>and white.  Do any of you have that information or a web link to go to
>your finger tips? She needs the regulations by next week.
>Thank you in advance for your help,
>Akemi Allison-Tacha, BS, HT/HTL (ASCP)
>Pathology Manager
>Monterey Bay GI Consultants
>23 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Suite 200
>Monterey, CA 93940
>(381) 375-3577  X117
>Email: aallison <@t> montereygi.com
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