RE: [Histonet] Pathology Assistant

From:"Wayne Holland"

I know this question has been asked from time to time, please forgive me.
But, What is the minimum requirement/s for a histologist/histology tech, 
educational or otherwise, having the OK via CLIA regs, to be allowed to 
gross non complex specimens? ALso, having not defined non-complex specimens 
can we define in general these specimens? Help in the correct direction to 
find these answers, defined in black and white would be greatful .

>From: "Barnhart, Tammy" 
>To: 'Albert Lee' ,
>Subject: RE: [Histonet] Pathology Assistant
>Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 13:01:12 -0600
>Pathologist's assistants can not sign out cases, only a Pathologist(MD) may
>do that.  A pathologist's assistant can only do the gross examination of
>surgical specimens.
>We use a in-house trained pathologist's assistant to do gross examinations
>(dictation) and help with autopsy.  The trained pathologist's assistant 
>meet the CLIA educational requirements for high complexity testing.
>Tammy Barnhart, BS, HTL(ASCP)
>Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
>St. Alexius Medical Center
>Bismarck, ND
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Albert Lee []
>Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 11:33 AM
>Subject: [Histonet] Pathology Assistant
>Just wondering how many labs are using certified / trained Pathology
>Assistants to sign out cases and perform some of the Pathologist's
>duties? Are there any centres in Canada that are employing these
>para-pathologists? Any training centres in Canada for this program (only
>ones I know are at Duke and Indiana State)
>Thanks to all
>Albert Lee, BSc., RT (CSMLS)
>Cardiovascular Registry, the iCAPTURE Centre
>St. Paul's Hospital
>Room 166, Burrard Building
>1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
>Canada  V6Z 1Y6
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