SB 1162 Licenses clinical laboratory science personnel
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 4945S.01I Fiscal Note: 4945-01
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/31/2008 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1162 - This act establishes licensing standards for different types of clinical laboratory science personnel. The act licenses clinical laboratory scientists, categorical laboratory scientists, clinical laboratory technicians and clinical laboratory assistants/phlebotomists.

The act establishes the Clinical Laboratory Science Board consisting of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The board shall establish educational standards and continuing education requirements, and approve credentialing bodies that administer the professional exams.

Temporary licenses are allowed and licensees may be placed on inactive status under certain circumstances. Procedures are established for denial and revocation of licenses and for the review of those administrative decisions.

The board shall recognize licenses issued by another state if that state's standards are equal to or exceed those in Missouri.

This act is similar to SB 1099 (2006) and SB 314 (2007).

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