Re: [Histonet] HT's must be registered?
The ONLY thing that is changing is that the ASCP Board of Registry, as of
Jan 1, 2005, will no longer have the HT route of high school diploma and 2
year on the job (OJT) training. That route will be dropped. That will leave
the other two routes - Associate degree with 20 credits of biology and
chemistry with 1 year OJT, OR, successful completion of a NAACLS accredited
There is no requirement by ASCP or NSH or anyone else, that says that
histotechs MUST be registered in the future (except for Florida, which
requires state licensure or ASCP certification).
On the other hand, hospitals or the labs can make their own requirements.
Maybe their lab manager/supervisor/pathologists have decided they only want
ASCP certified people. Sure makes it easier to "prove" to CAP, JCAHO, and
any court that is suing a lab, that the people working in the lab are
qualified to work in that lab and perform those tests. (Wonder how often my
head will be chewed off over this remark?)
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
From: "Horn, Hazel V"
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:15 AM
Subject: [Histonet] HT's must be registered?
I have been asked this question now twice. They are wanting to know if
HT's have to be registered. Is it required by law, CAP, or any other
authority? I know we would love for all techs to be registered but I
didn't think it was mandatory? Thanks as always for your help.
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Phone - 501.364.4240
Fax - 501.364.3912
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