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§ 1035.2. Training Schools.

17 CA ADC § 1035.2Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Laboratories (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter 1. Service Laboratories
Group 2. Clinical Laboratory Regulations
Article 2. Training
17 CCR § 1035.2
§ 1035.2. Training Schools.
(a) Any person operating a school or conducting any course for the purpose of training or preparing individuals for a license under the provisions of Chapter 3, Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code shall submit, on forms provided by the department and subject to periodic renewal, such information as may be required by the department to satisfactorily evaluate the personnel, equipment, quality of instruction, and scope of activities of said schools.
(b) Persons providing instruction in general or specialized technic shall provide training which when successfully completed will fully qualify individuals to meet the minimum requirements for licensure under the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 3, Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.
(c) A training school shall accept a person licensed for training in clinical laboratory procedures only if there are on active duty in the laboratory a minimum of two full-time actively employed persons who possess any of the following licenses: clinical laboratory technologist, clinical laboratory bioanalyst, physician and surgeon, or appropriate laboratory specialty.
(d) The ratio of licensed clinical laboratory personnel to trainees shall be no less than 2:1.
(e) The following shall be minimum requirements for approval of laboratories to employ clinical laboratory technologist trainees as provided for in Article 2 of Chapter 3, Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code:
(1) There shall be adequate space and necessary equipment as defined by the department to carry out the procedures of the laboratory and to provide training for the clinical laboratory technologist trainees.
(2) The workload of the laboratory training clinical laboratory technologist trainees shall meet minimum standards set by the department and shall include at least the following: routine chemical determinations commonly required on blood, spinal fluid, and other body fluids; morphological, cultural, chemical and immunological tests for microbial pathogens; tests for helminths and protozoa; examinations for normal and abnormal blood cells; sedimentation rates, bleeding and coagulation time determinations and other commonly employed tests in hematology; precipitation, flocculation, agglutination or complement fixation tests; blood typing, Rh factor determinations and pretransfusion procedures; commonly employed serological tests; routine and microscopic urinalyses and such other technics as may be required to properly instruct clinical laboratory technologist trainees in current clinical laboratory procedures.
(3) The amount of practical training required by each clinical laboratory technologist trainee in order to fulfill the minimum requirements for admission to the licensing examinations shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 3, Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. When one year of practical training in all subjects is necessary, the minimum time devoted to each shall be as follows:
12 Weeks
8 Weeks
Pretransfusion Procedures
4 Weeks
4 Weeks
9 Weeks
4 Weeks
3 Weeks
Miscellaneous and review
8 Weeks
(4) When less than one or more than one year of practical training is required toward admission to the clinical laboratory technologists' examination, the above time devoted to the various subjects shall be decreased or increased proportionately after the laboratory director has secured approval from the department for the modification.
(5) However, when one or more years of practical training in any one basic science or specialty is necessary, the laboratory director shall modify this schedule, subject to prior approval by the department, so that the area of concentration is in one or more subjects.
(6) Unless a trainee is a college graduate, he must receive during the course of his training program a minimum of 40 clock hours of recitation or instruction in the subjects covered in clinical laboratory work other than that received as practical training in the laboratory. Any laboratory school approved for specialist or limited technologist training must provide the department with adequately documented workload and program information and must comply with the minimum requirements heretofore stated in that special field of training.
(7) The requirements for the members of the teaching staff must be those considered minimum for licensure, and in addition, persons with an advanced degree in one or more of the fields covered in the curriculum may be included on the teaching staff.
(8) The director of any school shall supply sufficient information to the department to satisfy the department that adequate specimen material will be made available for training purposes.
(9) There shall be available to persons receiving training a technical library adequate in the number of copies of each text book.
(10) The names and addresses of persons receiving training are to be reported to the department at the time of entrance to course and again at completion of course.
(11) The department may require such other information as may be necessary to satisfactorily evaluate the application for approval including periodic on-site reviews.
(12) Approval for training granted by the department pursuant to requirements of this section may be denied or withdrawn if the school is unable to meet or maintain these requirements.
(f) Colleges or universities accredited by the Western College Association or the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools or an essentially equivalent accrediting agency, as determined by the department, conducting courses for the purpose of training or preparing persons for a license under the provisions of Chapter 3, Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, shall be considered approved by the department. Provided, however, that when such training is carried out in cooperation with other laboratories than those of said institutions, specific approval shall be obtained.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 1222.5 and 1224, Business and Professions Code; and Sections 100275 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1208 and 1222.5, Business and Professions Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 1035 to section 1035.2, including new Note, filed 10-6-2022 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2022, No. 40).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 17, § 1035.2, 17 CA ADC § 1035.2
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