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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 483
HEALTH TESTING SERVICES
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F.S. 483.811
483.811 Approval of laboratory personnel training programs.
(1) The board shall approve clinical laboratories for training programs upon presentation of satisfactory evidence that such laboratories are adequately staffed by qualified personnel and comply with rules adopted by the board to ensure that such laboratories provide training in clinical laboratory techniques adequate to prepare individuals to meet the requirements for licensure under this part.
(2) The board shall adopt rules for training programs, including, but not limited to, rules relating to curriculum, educational objectives, evaluation procedures, personnel licensure requirements, preentry educational requirements, and length of clinical training.
(3) A clinical laboratory operated by one or more practitioners who hold the facilities of the laboratory out as available for the performance of diagnostic tests for other practitioners or their patients is subject to the provisions of this part.
(4) The board shall approve training programs for laboratory technicians in a hospital or clinical laboratory which programs are under the supervision of a clinical laboratory director. The training must be accepted in lieu of educational requirements for licensure, but a trainee must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Any person who completes a training program must pass, before licensure, an examination given by the department.
(5) The department may inspect laboratory personnel training programs.
(6) If the board finds that an approved program no longer meets the required standards, the department may rescind the approval.
History.s. 32, ch. 92-58; s. 22, ch. 93-178; s. 8, ch. 97-91; s. 5, ch. 2000-154.