Tag: laboratory regulation

Quality Assurance Regs to Tighten for UK Labs

CEO SUMMARY: In the United Kingdom, a window of opportunity has opened for improving the quality assurance activities of pathology and histopathology laboratories. Last week, at the Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine conference, the newly-published “Pathology Quality Assurance Review” was the focus of several keynote sessions. One recommendation is to develop key assurance indicators (KAIs) that

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AAB’s Suit Prevails over NY State Following 11 Years of Litigation

SCORE A BIG WIN FOR THE GOOD GUYS! An appeals court in New York state has upheld a lower court ruling that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) intentionally overcharged clinical laboratories for the costs of regulating clinical laboratories and blood banks, possibly going back decades.

On July 22, the Appellate Division, Third Department

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Phlebotomists in Calif. Undergoing Certification

CEO SUMMARY: State certification of phlebotomists is under way in the Golden State. By April 9, 2006, all phlebotomists in California will need to maintain state certification. This development adds complexity to laboratory management in California. However, there are no signs that other states intend to follow California’s lead in requiring certification of phlebotomists.

WHEN IT

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Specialty Progresses With CA Lab Regulators

CEO SUMMARY: Earlier this month California laboratory regulators found Specialty Laboratories, Inc. to be “in substantial compliance with California clinical laboratory law.” This is an important milestone in restoring the lab company to full compliance with both state and federal laboratory regulations. Meanwhile, at the CLMA convention in New Orleans, Specialty Labs mounted a major

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