ASCP State Licensure Policy Statement

Legislative Update Date: 
21 Oct 2005

Because the important work performed by laboratory professionals affects the health, safety and welfare of the public, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) believes that states should license laboratory personnel. Licensure legislation would ensure that laboratory personnel possess appropriate academic and clinical training, pass competency-based examinations conducted by an approved national certifying organization, and participate in continuing education programs.

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