Regulations of the Commissioner

From Part 52, Registration of Curricula


Effective, August 21, 2008

ยง52.40 Clinical laboratory technician.

In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to certification as a clinical laboratory technician, which meets the requirements of section 79-15.1 of this Title, the program shall:

  1. be a clinical laboratory technician program leading to an associate or higher degree which contains didactic and clinical education that integrates pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services, including the principles and practices of quality assurance/ quality improvement;
  2. include coursework, which shall include a laboratory component in each area, in each of the following subject areas or their equivalent as determined by the department:
    1. inorganic chemistry;
    2. clinical chemistry;
    3. physiology, with anatomy content;
    4. microbiology, including clinical microbiology;
    5. immunology and serology;
    6. hematology/ hemostasis;
    7. clinical microscopy, including body fluids; and
    8. immunohematology;
  3. include curricular content in each of the following subject areas or their equivalent as determined by the department:
    1. statistics;
    2. infection control and universal precautions; and
    3. ethics; and
  4. include a supervised clinical experience of at least 30 hours per week for at least 10 weeks or its equivalent as determined by the department, in the practice of clinical laboratory technician, which provides the student with clinical experience that includes but is not limited to: hematology, hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis/body fluids, and clinical microbiology.
Last Updated: June 19, 2009