Legislative Updates

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21 Oct 2005
ASCP State Licensure Policy Statement
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...
3 Jul 2007
New York State Licensure Update
*Originally Published on NYSHS Website* The NYSHS task force has been working with the Educators group and the DOH over the past few weeks. The DOH more recently contacted us last week regarding our issue with the histology profession. With much communication going back and forth we were added into the amendment put forth by the DOH. Essentially...
6 Apr 2008
NYS Legislative Update
In the last few weeks there has been a lot of activity on the legislative front in NYS. As a recap, a law (Article 165) requiring licensing of all clinical laboratory personnel was passed by the NYS legislation and went into effect in September of 2006 (please visit http://www.op.nysed.gov/clp-cltlic.htm for specific details). Unfortunately,...
28 Jul 2008
New York Legislative Update
The New York State Histotechnological Society is pleased to announce that lobbying efforts have resulted in a amendment to article 165, the controversial NYS Clinical Laboratory Licensing law passed in September of 2006. In the two weeks before the close of the legislative session, representatives form the New York State Histotechnological Society...
16 Dec 2008
CAP Revised Position on State Legislation Requiring Licensure of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is CAP’s new position on state legislation on licensure of clinical laboratory personnel? The College has revised its position on state legislation requiring licensure for clinical laboratory personnel, and developed model criteria that will guide its decisions on whether to support or oppose medical licensure legislation introduced...
1 Jan 2009
ASCP Welcomes Shift in CAP State Lab Professional Licensure Position
ASCP recently received a communication from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) indicating a change in CAP’s position on the state licensure of laboratory personnel. CAP’s new stance outlines criteria that if incorporated into future state licensure bills would result in CAP rescinding its opposition to licensure. CAP’s...
4 Feb 2009
Minnesota Licensure Update
Submitted by Colleen Forester, Legislative Chair For the past 2 1/2 years I have been sitting on the MN Licensure of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Coalition. Last year we introduced an all inclusive bill that we withdrew right before its introduction due to major opposition from CAP. After several more meetings since then, the coalition brought up...
30 Jan 2010
New York State Licensure Update
Within the past few weeks, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved a contract with ASCP Board of Certification to administer the NYS histology licensing exam. During the five year period of the contract, applicants for licensure as a certified histological technician will use the same examination as is used by ASCP for...
22 Dec 2010
ASCP Secures Win for Florida Cytotechnologists
The American Society for Clinical Pathology scored an important victory for Florida’s cytotechnologists, securing the ability of cytotechnologists in Florida to perform Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) testing.  On December 3rd, the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel unanimously ruled that...
1 Sep 2011
NSH Journal of Histotechnology Editorial: NSH Supports Professional Status of the Histologist
    Journal of Histotechnology ISSN: 0147-8885, Online ISSN: 2046-0236 Volume 34, Issue 3, pages 111-113   Executive Summary The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) represents professionals from the histotechnology discipline who practice in clinical, research, pharmaceutical, veterinary, marine...
1 Dec 2012
New York State Licensure Update
New York State Licensure Update 12/2012: In October of 2012, the New York State Education Department began sending notices to individuals with New York State Limited Licenses to remind them of their obligations to complete all licensure requirements by September 1st, 2013. Limited Licenses will not be valid or renewed after the expiration date...
7 Feb 2013
Minnesota Laboratory Licensure Coalition
  This message is sent on behalf of the Minnesota Laboratory Licensure Coalition:   Attached is a flyer for a legislative symposium scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 from 9:00-noon (depending on appointments people make with their legislator (s) it could go longer in the afternoon. Please have this sent to the memberships of your...
2 Feb 2014
Minnesota Laboratory Licensure Coalition: Legislature Laboratory Advocacy Day
Minnesota Laboratory Licensure Coalition Minnesota State Legislature Laboratory Advocacy Day     Thursday, March 6, 2014 8:00 am – 11:00 am State Capitol Building – Room 237   PARKING:  Public metered parking is available at Lot Q, north of the Capitol at Cedar Street and Sherburne Avenue; Lot AA, across from the State Office...