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§ 1031.4. Requirements and Timeframes for Applications for Licensure and Certification.

17 CA ADC § 1031.4BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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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 § 1031.4
§ 1031.4. Requirements and Timeframes for Applications for Licensure and Certification.
(a) Applications for admission to a state-administered licensing examination shall be complete when the information specified in Section 1031.4(b) has been received by the department. For an applicant to be eligible for a scheduled examination, the completed application must be postmarked at least 120 days prior to the examination date as published by the Department of Health Services. When applying for admission to the examination, the applicant shall state whether he or she has previously applied to the department for admission to an examination.
(b) An application for licensure to direct a clinical laboratory or to perform clinical laboratory tests or examinations under Chapter 3 shall be considered complete when the following is provided to the department:
(1) Name and address of the applicant, including city, state and zip code; and
(2) Social security number of the applicant (Pursuant to the authority found in Section 1224 of the Business and Professions Code and in Section 100275 of the Health and Safety Code, and as required by Section 17520 of the Family Code, it is mandatory to provide the social security number. The social security number will be used for purposes of identification.); and
(3) Gender and birthdate; and
(4) License for which the applicant is applying; and
(5) Whether the applicant has or has not been convicted of any felonies or misdemeanors other than minor traffic violations; and
(6) Documentation of the applicant's education including:
(A) Name, address, major course of study, dates of attendance, number of credits, and degree/completion date for all colleges and universities attended by the applicant; and
(B) Official transcripts from the registrar of all accredited colleges or universities attended by the applicant showing all courses, course credits, degrees conferred and date of conference; and
(C) Official transcripts from non-United States colleges or universities which are not in English shall be returned to the applicant to obtain translation from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents.
(7) Documentation of the applicant's training including:
(A) Name and address of training program, dates of training, specialty and subspecialty areas of training, length of time in each specialty and subspecialty area of training; and
(B) Signed documentation from the training program director that this training has been successfully completed; and
(8) Documentation of the applicant's experience, appropriate to the specific license for which the applicant is applying, including the following:
(A) Facility name, address, dates of employment, number of hours per week employed, the specialties and subspecialties in which clinical laboratory tests or examinations were performed and a description of clinical laboratory tests or examinations performed; and
(B) Signed documentation of such experience from the director of the laboratory; and
(9) Evidence of satisfactory performance on a licensing examination pursuant to Section 1029.81; and
(10) Signature of the applicant, telephone number and date of application; and
(11) Payment of license application fee pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 1300.
(c) An application for certification in phlebotomy shall be considered complete when the following is provided to the department:
(1) Name and address of the applicant, including city, state and zip code; and
(2) Social security number of the applicant (Pursuant to the authority found in Section 1224 of the Business and Professions Code and in Section 100275 of the Health and Safety Code, and as required by Section 17520 of the Family Code, it is mandatory to provide the social security number. The social security number will be used for purposes of identification.); and
(3) Gender and birthdate; and
(4) Category of phlebotomy certification for which the applicant is applying; and
(5) Whether the applicant has or has not been convicted of any felonies or misdemeanors other than minor traffic violations; and
(6) Documentation of the applicant's education including:
(A) Name, address, dates of attendance, coursework completed and graduation as verified by official school transcripts; or
(B) Documentation of a passing score on the general educational development (GED) test or equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education; or
(C) For official school transcripts which are not in English, documentation of equivalent education as obtained through translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents; and
(7) Certification of the applicant's instruction in phlebotomy as specified in Section 1035.1(h); and
(8) Certification of the applicant's on-the-job experience in phlebotomy, if applicable, including:
(A) Name and address of laboratory where employed, dates of employment, number of hours of experience in techniques specified in Section 1035.1(f) and an estimate of the number of skin punctures, venipunctures or arterial punctures performed pursuant to the Business and Professions Code Section 1220(d)(1) or (d)(2)(A) that fulfills all the sampling requirements of all clinical laboratory tests or examinations; and
(B) Signed documentation from the director of the laboratory that the above information accurately represents the applicant's experience in phlebotomy; and
(9) Evidence of satisfactory performance on a certification examination in phlebotomy administered by a certifying organization that was approved by the department pursuant to Section 1031.7 at the time the examination was administered; and
(10) Signature of the applicant, telephone number and date of application; and
(11) Payment of a two-year certification fee of $50.
(d) Timeframes for processing applications for licensure to direct a clinical laboratory or to perform clinical laboratory tests or examinations or for certification to perform phlebotomy pursuant to Chapter 3 shall be as follows:
(1) The department shall notify the applicant in writing, within 90 days of receipt of an application, of one of the following:
(A) The application is complete and will be processed by the department; or
(B) The application is incomplete and not accepted for processing. The department's written notification shall include the specific information, documentation or fee in which the application is deficient; or
(C) The application has been reviewed and does not meet the requirements and that approval is denied. The department shall give written notification of the basis for the denial.
(2) The department shall notify the applicant within 90 days of postmark date of resubmission of application requirements pursuant to Section 1031.4(d)(1)(B) whether the application has been approved or denied.
(3) Written notification by the department to applicants shall be deemed to occur on the date of the postmark from the department.
(4) The department shall deem an application abandoned by an applicant who fails to respond or to supply all information, documents, verifications or payment of applicable fees within 30 days of notification by the department.
(5) The department's time periods for processing an application for licensure or certification from the date the application is complete to the date the final decision is made regarding an approval are as follows:
(A) The median time for processing an application is 90 days;
(B) The minimum time for processing an application is 30 days; and
(C) The maximum time for processing an application is 150 days.
(e) Certification shall be valid for a period of 2 years unless revoked.
(f) Failure to meet the requirements of this section shall be good cause for denial or revocation of approval by the department.
(g) All applicants, licensees and certificants pursuant to Section 1031.4 shall notify the department in writing of any change(s) of name and /or address within 30 days after the change(s) has occurred.
Note: Authority cited: Section 1224, Business and Professions Code; Section 100275, Health and Safety Code; and Section 17520, Family Code. Reference: Sections 1203, 1204, 1205, 1207, 1209, 1209.1, 1210, 1220, 1241, 1242, 1242.5, 1246, 1260, 1261, 1261.5, 1263, 1264, 1282, 1300, 1301, 1301.1 and 1320, Business and Professions Code; Section 120580, Health and Safety Code; and Section 15376, Government Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 2-24-2000 as an emergency; operative 2-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 8). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-23-2000 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 6-21-2000 as an emergency; operative 6-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-23-2000 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section refiled 10-19-2000 as an emergency; operative 10-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-21-2001 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-19-2000 order, including amendment of section and Note, transmitted to OAL 2-21-2001 and filed 4-3-2001 (Register 2001, No. 14).
5. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 1-9-2003; operative 4-9-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).
This database is current through 3/13/20 Register 2020, No. 11
17 CCR § 1031.4, 17 CA ADC § 1031.4
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