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Director Responsibilities

A clinical laboratory director is responsible for the overall administration of the technical and scientific operations of the clinical laboratory. The director can delegate responsibilities to licensed supervisors but is ultimately responsible for the following (A comprehensive list of the director’s responsibilities may be found at Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 64B3-13.001):

  • Ensuring the employment of personnel who have the necessary education and experience and who are competent to perform the procedures and tasks that are assigned to them.
  • Overseeing performance and reporting of accurate test results
  • Verifying the laboratory's compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations
  • Delegating certain administrative duties to supervisors
  • Being available for on-site, telephone, or e-mail consultation
  • Ensuring that test methods and procedures, quality control, and verification methods provide reliable and accurate results
  • Ensuring compliance with quality control and quality assurance programs
  • Ensuring enrollment and active participation of the laboratory in a proficiency testing program, monitoring proficiency testing results, and implementing corrective action when necessary
  • Assessing laboratory staffing needs and advising management when insufficient clinical laboratory personnel are employed
  • Providing clinical consultations required to meet CLIA requirements
  • Overseeing the operation of any Point of Care testing performed in the facility