[Histonet] Histotech competency evaluation RE: (no subject)
Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 1 13:26:48 CDT 2016
Nirmala, Histotechs are not required to have competency assessment under CLIA regulations because, as you note, they do not interpret any tests or report any results. However, if they do grossing then they do require high complexity competency assessment.
Having said that, if there is some concern in an inspection, any deemed accreditation agency (CLIA, CAP or JC) inspector, or state inspector, can ask how you determine competency of any lab staff member to do any task. It is up to the Laboratory Director to determine how that is done, and how often. An institution may do it differently than the standard CLIA regulations outline, less often and less rigorous, but will need to convince an inspector that it is acceptable. The easiest way is to be sure there will not be any problems is to follow the competency assessment criteria for medium and high complexity - that is accepted and familiar to the inspectors so they should have no problem accepting it for other staff.
Pathology Site Manager, Parnassus
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies Department of Pathology UC San Francisco Medical Center
From: Nirmala Srishan via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:49 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] (no subject)
What is everyone doing about the Histology Staff competencies. I know CLIA has several criteria for the med-tech competencies. Since the Histotechs do not report out results, how is everyone implementing this process. Any information is greatly appreciated.
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