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)
Revised in 2016 by: Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB)

Updated for the 2016 - 2018 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)
Course number 578-079-16, approved through 10/26/2018
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Laws and Rules of the Board: 1 hour(s)
Course number 20-547487, approved through 9/1/2018


  • 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
      • The major pieces of legislation that govern clinical laboratory personnel in Florida are:
  • 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 Certifying 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)
      • Description of Specialties (2)
      • Description of Specialties (3)
      • Description of Specialties (4)
      • 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 histocompatability 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
      • In the August 2016 license renewal, the State of Florida will renew your license even if you haven’t completed all the required continuing educa...
  • 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: Garland E. Pendergraph, PhD, JD, MLS(ASCP)SM, HCLD/CC(ABB) is Laboratory Director & Director of Laboratory Operations, Quest Diagnostics-Valdosta RRL. Dr. Pendergraph is the laboratory director for Quest Diagnostics in Valdosta, GA and Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, GA. Dr. Pendergraph received his MSPH from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, his PhD in medical parasitology and mycology from the University of  North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his law degree with a concentration in health care law from Concord Law School, Kaplan University. He also did a Fellowship in Tropical Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He is the author of a textbook in phlebotomy, a number of scientific articles, plus internet training programs. Dr. Pendergraph serves on the advisory committee for medical technology program at Thomas University. He is licensed as a laboratory director in the States of Georgia and Florida.

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