SB 365 Licenses clinical laboratory personnel
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 1881S.01I Fiscal Note: 1881-01
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 4/7/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 365 - 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.

The act establishes the Clinical Laboratory Science Board consisting of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Among other duties, the board shall establish educational standards and continuing education requirements.

Applicants for licensing are required to be at least 18 years old, submit an application, pay a fee, submit to a background check, pass certain examinations, and meet specific educational requirements.

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

The board is also authorized to seek injunctions against unlicensed clinical laboratory science personnel and subpoena individuals and documents.

Two years after August 28, 2009, any person who violates this act shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

This act is similar to SB 1099 (2006), SB 314 (2007), and SB 1162 (2008), and HB 1063 (2009).