[Histonet] RE: CLIA Compliance Regulations for histology staff
christina.thurby <@t> bms.com
Fri Jul 19 12:52:59 CDT 2013
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
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
>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)
>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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