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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 3. Clinical Laboratory Technology [1200 - 1327]

  ( Chapter 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1727. )

ARTICLE 2. Administration and Regulation [1220 - 1228]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1727. )


(a) The department may approve any of the following seeking to provide clinical laboratory scientist programs for instruction in clinical laboratory technique that, in the judgment of the department, will provide instruction adequate to prepare individuals to meet the requirements for licensure or performance of duties under this chapter and regulations of the department:

(1) A California licensed clinical laboratory.

(2) An accredited college or university in the United States of America.

(3) A United States military medical laboratory specialist program of at least 52 weeks duration.

(4) A laboratory owned and operated by the United States government.

(b) Upon approval by the department, clinical laboratory scientist programs approved by the department may use multiple clinical laboratories to provide training in clinical laboratory technique, provided the following conditions are met:

(1) The program may apportion the clinical training among multiple clinical laboratories in any percentage as long as the total training meets the requirements established by the department.

(2) Each clinical laboratory has been approved by the department as part of the program in accordance with regulations. The program shall notify the department in writing within 30 days of a change in clinical laboratories used by the program to provide training.

(3) The director of the approved program shall be responsible for notifying the department in advance of the start and end date of training for each trainee. The program shall coordinate with the department in meeting established requirements.

(4) The director of the approved program shall ensure that all of the department’s requirements for training and affiliation are met.

(5) The program has submitted an application on forms provided by the department for approval.

(c) The department shall establish by regulation the ratio of licensed clinical laboratory scientists to licensed trainees on the staff of the clinical laboratory and the minimum requirements for training in any specialty or in the entire field of clinical laboratory science or practice. Application for approval shall be made on forms provided by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 352, Sec. 2. (SB 289) Effective January 1, 2013.)