Re: [Histonet] certification requirements to work in histo labs

From:Gayle Callis

I am curious or rather need clarification here.  Licensed means licensed by 
the state but HT(SCP) is a certification granted by a certification agency, 
ASCP/CAP.  I don't think ASCP/CAP is governed by any state's' licensing 

Many moons ago, in New York, one did not have to be certified as an HT to 
be licensed by the state (one had to take a test for NY licensure), and 
there were NY licensed technicians without HT(ASCP) certification 
performing tech duties and, in fact, was the supervisor of our 
histopathology lab.

At 01:49 PM 1/20/2005, you wrote:

>In Florida where I am, to perform tech duties you must be licensed. 
>However, you may employ non techs to work as lab aides. These aides may 
>perform a wide variety of duties that usually are done by techs. 
>Specifically what they cannot do is: embed, cut, stain, frozen sections 
>etc. What they can do is: change reagents, coverslip, start and stop an 
>automated stainer. I hope this helps.
>Dawn Cowie, HT
>Pensacola Path
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Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 173610
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
406 994-6367 (lab with voice mail)
406 994-4303 (FAX)

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