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Clinical Laboratory Technology

Description:

a. "Clinical laboratory practitioner who, pursuant to established and approved protocols of the department of health, performs clinical laboratory procedures and examinations and any other tests or procedures conducted by a clinical laboratory, including maintaining equipment and records, and performing quality assurance activities related to examination performance, and which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, as determined by the department.

b. "Clinical laboratory practitioner who, pursuant to established and approved protocols of the department of health, performs cytological procedures and examinations and any other such tests including maintaining equipment and records and performing quality assurance activities related to examination performance, and which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, as determined by the department.

c. "Clinical laboratory practitioner who performs clinical laboratory procedures and examinations pursuant to established and approved protocols of the department of health, which require limited exercise of independent judgment and which are performed under the supervision of a clinical laboratory technologist, laboratory supervisor, or director of a clinical laboratory.

d. "Clinical laboratory practitioner who pursuant to established and approved protocols of the department of health performs slide based histological assays, tests, and procedures and any other such tests conducted by a clinical histology laboratory, including maintaining equipment and records and performing quality assurance activities relating to procedure performance on histological testing of human tissues and which requires limited exercise of independent judgment and is performed under the supervision of a laboratory supervisor, designated by the director of a clinical laboratory or under the supervision of the director of the clinical laboratory.

Certification Requirements:

Must meet education, examination, age, and moral character requirements. There is a grand parenting period that ends on January 1, 2009 that allows for certain individuals with a specified amount of experience to be licensed without education and/or examination. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/clt/

Recertification Requirements:

Re-register every three years at a cost of $138 - $195 depending on profession.

Age Requirements:

At least 18 years old.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

Technologist and Cytotechnologist must have a bachelors degree in their respective fields. Technician and histotechnician must have associates degrees in their respective field.

Fees: (as of September 1, 2012)

Initial licensure and first registration $263 - $371 and each three year registration is $138 - $195.

Examination Requirements:

Passing score (75%) on ASCP national examination.

Examination Description

Covers every area of laboratory for each profession.

Licenses Issued and Active:

From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, there were 469 licenses issued for Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
As of January 1, 2012, there were 15,066 currently registered licenses for Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, there were 140 licenses issued for Cytotechnologist.
As of January 1, 2012, there were 2,165 currently registered licenses for Cytotechnologist.
From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, there were 140 licenses issued for Clinical Laboratory Technician.
As of January 1, 2012, there were 2,165 currently registered licenses for Clinical Laboratory Technician.
From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, there were 140 licenses issued for Certified Histological Technician.
As of January 1, 2012, there were 2,165 currently registered licenses for Certified Histological Technician.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of Professions
Clinical Laboratory Technology Board Office
Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, 304
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 150
Fax: (518) 486-4846
E-mail: CLINLABD@mail.nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-2011.00 - Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
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Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/6/12.

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