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§ 1031.3. Licensure of Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientists.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 2. Laboratories
Subchapter 1. Service Laboratories
Group 2. Clinical Laboratory Regulations
Article 1.5. Licensure of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 1031.3
§ 1031.3. Licensure of Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientists.
(a) Each person performing high complexity tests or examinations in the subspecialty of genetic molecular biology in a licensed clinical laboratory shall possess a valid clinical genetic molecular biologist license except for the following persons:
(1) A physician and surgeon licensed by the State to practice medicine pursuant to chapter 5 of division 2 of the Business and Professions Code; or
(2) A clinical genetic molecular biologist licensed to direct a genetics laboratory pursuant to chapter 3; or
(3) A clinical laboratory bioanalyst licensed pursuant to chapter 3; or
(4) A clinical laboratory scientist licensed pursuant to chapter 3.
(b) In order to be eligible for licensure as a clinical genetic molecular biologist scientist, an applicant shall hold a baccalaureate or an equivalent or higher degree in a biological or clinical laboratory science, or field related to genetics from an accredited college or university; and
(1) Have completed at least one year training and/or experience in clinical genetic molecular biology in a clinical laboratory certified by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), performing high complexity testing in clinical genetic molecular biology. This training and/or experience shall be acceptable for admission to an examination administered by the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in the specialty of molecular biology. On or after March 14, 2003, this training shall be approved by the department pursuant to Section 1035; and
(2) Provide evidence of satisfactory performance on a written examination in molecular biology administered by the NCA prior to October 23, 2009, or the ASCP on or after October 23, 2009.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 1224, 1261 and 1261.5, Business and Professions Code; and Sections 100275 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1203, 1205, 1206, 1206.5, 1210, 1222.5, 1261, 1261.5, 1262, 1282 and 1286, Business and Professions Code; and Sections 131050 and 131051, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 3-13-2003 as an emergency; operative 3-13-2003 (Register 2003, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-11-2003 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-13-2003 order transmitted to OAL 7-10-2003 and filed 8-21-2003 (Register 2003, No. 34).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(1)-(2) and Note filed 4-7-2010 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2010, No. 15).
This database is current through 1/7/22 Register 2022, No. 1
17 CCR § 1031.3, 17 CA ADC § 1031.3
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