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§ 1032.5. Licensure of Medical Laboratory Technicians.

17 CA ADC § 1032.5BARCLAYS 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 § 1032.5
§ 1032.5. Licensure of Medical Laboratory Technicians.
(a) In order to qualify for licensure as a medical laboratory technician, a person shall apply for a license pursuant to Section 1031.4 (b) and meet the following requirements:
(1) Have successfully completed at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units from an accredited college or university. The coursework shall consist of at least 36 semester units of physical and biological sciences with an emphasis on applied clinical science. Coursework shall include 6 semester units of chemistry and 6 semester units of biology appropriate for transfer to a baccalaureate program in science, taken prior to, or concurrently with, training or experience; and
(2) Have met the following training or experience requirements by documenting one of the following:
(A) Graduating from a medical laboratory technician training program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); or
(B) Graduating from a medical laboratory technician training program approved by the department pursuant to Section 1035.3; or
(C) Meeting admission requirements for a clinical laboratory scientist licensing examination, as determined by the department pursuant to Section 1032; or
(D) Completing a minimum of three years on-the-job practical experience within the previous five years, in a clinical laboratory outside California as a medical laboratory technician, with evidence of satisfactory performance on an examination given by a certifying organization for medical laboratory technicians, performing tests in the specialties of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunology. This work experience shall include at least 480 hours in each of these specialties and shall be documented by the laboratory director(s) of the laboratory(ies) employing the applicant pursuant to Section 1031.4(b)(8); or
(E) Completing a minimum of three years on-the-job practical experience within the previous five years, in a clinical laboratory outside California as a clinical laboratory scientist, with evidence of satisfactory performance on an examination given by a certifying organization for clinical laboratory scientists, performing tests in the specialties of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunology. This clinical laboratory scientist, also called medical technologist in some states, need not be California licensed pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 1204, but shall have work experience outside California of at least 480 hours in each of these specialties as documented by the laboratory director(s) of the laboratory(ies) employing the applicant pursuant to Section 1031.4(b)(8); or
(F) Completing a minimum of three years on-the-job practical experience within the previous five years, as a medical laboratory technician or clinical laboratory scientist in a California physician office laboratory or in a laboratory owned and operated by the United States of America. This person shall have evidence of satisfactory performance on an examination given by a certifying organization for medical laboratory technicians or clinical laboratory scientists, respectively, and have performed tests in the specialties of chemistry, hematology, microbiology and immunology. This work experience shall include at least 480 hours in each of these specialties, and shall be documented by the physician(s) directing the laboratory(ies) employing the applicant pursuant to Section 1031.4(b)(8); and
(3) Have passed a written examination for medical laboratory technicians administered by a certifying organization for medical laboratory technicians approved by the department pursuant to Section 1031.8. The department shall, for licensure purposes, accept evidence of satisfactory performance on examinations taken within the four years previous to department approval of a certifying organization's medical laboratory technician examination. The applicant shall have also passed a separate written, self-administered examination on California clinical laboratory law provided by the department. This self-administered test shall accompany the application. A minimum passage rate of 70 percent shall be required.
(b) A licensed medical laboratory technician shall be authorized to:
(1) Perform tests and examinations classified as waived and moderate complexity by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the specialties of chemistry, including routine chemistry, urinalysis, endocrinology and toxicology; hematology including coagulation; microbiology, including bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology; and immunology, including syphilis serology and general immunology, with the exception of those moderate complexity tests requiring microscopy, or in the specialty of immunohematology.
(2) Perform phlebotomy, but shall not perform skin tests for specific diseases pursuant to Section 1242 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) Perform tests and examinations under the supervision of a licensed physician and surgeon, or a doctoral scientist, clinical laboratory bioanalyst, clinical laboratory scientist, or clinical laboratory specialist licensed under Chapter 3. On-site supervision shall be required during the entire time the medical laboratory technician performs moderate complexity clinical laboratory tests or examinations. The ratio of medical laboratory technician to supervisor at the site of moderate complexity testing shall not exceed four to one.
(4) Report test results and perform phlebotomy only after competency has been documented by the laboratory director pursuant to Section 1209(e) of the Business and Professions Code.
(5) Supervise Limited Phlebotomy Technicians or Certified Phlebotomy Technician Is.
(c) The license application fee and license renewal fee for a medical laboratory technician shall be the same as the license application fee and license renewal fee for a clinical laboratory scientist pursuant to Section 1300(c) and (e) of the Business and Professions Code.
(d) A medical laboratory technician shall complete twelve hours of continuing education each year as a condition for renewal.
Note: Authority cited: Section 1224, Business and Professions Code; and Section 100275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1202.5, 1204, 1206, 1206.5, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1242, 1260.3, 1261, 1275, 1300 and 1320, Business and Professions Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 1-13-2005 as an emergency; operative 1-13-2005 (Register 2005, No. 2). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 5-13-2005 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 5-12-2005 as an emergency; operative 5-14-2005 (Register 2005, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-12-2005 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-12-2005 order, including amendment of subsections (a)(3), (b)(1), (b)(3) and (b)(5), transmitted to OAL 8-3-2005 and filed 9-12-2005 (Register 2005, No. 37).
This database is current through 5/22/20 Register 2020, No. 21
17 CCR § 1032.5, 17 CA ADC § 1032.5
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