Laws and Rules of the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Online CE Course)

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Author: Brenda Van Der Heyden, MT(ASCP)
Reviewers: Mary Schaller, MLS(ASCP); Carleen Van Siclen, MLS(ASCP)CM, TS(ABB)

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Updated for the 2018 - 2020 biennium. MediaLab's courses in Florida Laws and Rules of the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel fulfills the Florida continuing education requirement for all license types. Learn about the licensing and renewal process, codes of ethics, license types, and lab specialties. Like all MediaLab courses, credit is reported immediately upon completion to Florida's CEBroker system. Completion will appear on your CEBroker transcript the same day.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 1/31/2023
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Laws and Rules of the Board: 1 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Explain the four types of clinical laboratory personnel licenses, their responsibilities, and their qualifications.
  • Identify and discuss the specialties available for clinical laboratory personnel.
  • Clarify the licensing process, including application and renewal.
  • Explain acts and behaviors that are violations of Board rules and their associated penalties.

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Course Outline

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  • Introduction
      • Laws and Rules of the Florida Board
      • Definitions
      • Your Role
      • The Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
      • Which of the following laws and rules govern clinical laboratory personnel in Florida?
  • Personnel and Qualifications
    • Types of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
      • Director Responsibilities
      • Director Qualifications
      • Supervisor Responsibilities
      • Supervisor Qualifications
      • Technologist Responsibilities
      • Technologist Qualifications
      • Technician Responsibilities
      • Technician Qualifications
      • Summary of Qualifications
      • Public Health Laboratory Scientists
      • Approved National Certification Examination Agencies
      • Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of a clinical laboratory director?
      • Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of a clinical laboratory supervisor?
    • Specialties
      • Categories for Specialties
      • Description of Specialties (1) Scope of Practice
      • Description of Specialties (2) Scope of Practice
      • Description of Specialties (3) Scope of Practice
      • Description of Specialties (4) Scope of Practice
      • Clinical laboratory personnel who are licensed in the specialties of immunohematology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and serology / immunology may p...
      • Specialists in histology, blood banking, and histocompatibility may perform all tests associated with immunohematology, clinical chemistry, hematology...
  • Licensing Process
    • Applying for a new license
      • Applying for a New License
    • Renewing a license
      • Renewal of Clinical Laboratory Personnel License
      • Inactive Status
      • Current Address
      • Delinquent License
      • How often must clinical laboratory personnel licenses be renewed?
      • If you move out of state, you do not need to notify the Board.
    • Fees
      • License Fees
  • Continuing Education
      • Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal and CE Broker
      • Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal and CEBroker, continued
      • The State of Florida will renew your license even if you haven’t completed all the required continuing education, and will notify you as to when...
  • Violations and Disciplinary Action
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Author information: Brenda Van Der Heyden, MT(ASCP) is a former Compliance Officer and Lab Administrative Director and is licensed in Florida as a supervisor. She is currently a consultant for compliance issues and physician office lab operations. Brenda graduated with a BSMT degree. She is the past president of the Florida Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists and past co-chair of the Florida Coalition of Professional Laboratory Organizations. She is currently serving as the Vice-Chair for the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel for the State of Florida.

Reviewer information:  Mary Schaller, MLS (ASCP) is a technologist at Gulfcoast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. In her 40 years as a laboratory scientist, Marcy has also been a student instructor, an LIS coordinator, and a laboratory manager.
Reviewer information: Carleen Van Siclen, MLS(ASCP)CM, TS(ABB) is the Chair of the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. She has served as a Board member for the past 8 years. She is licensed in Florida as a supervisor in multiple specialties. She is an active member of the Florida Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. In her current role, she is the manager of laboratory education and professional development.

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