sound like a lot of fun – not. Keep us posted as to the
From: Joe Nocito
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2003 2:15
Subject: Re: CLIA
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act implemented by the US government in
1988. This is the government agency that can shut down a lab in a heart
beat. Although I have every thing ready to go, CLIA usually doesn't
inspect unless there is a complaint.
See, two inspectors cover all the labs in south Texas, which covers a vast
amount of territory and many hospital and private labs. And this is the same
inspector that inspected me at my other hospital a couple of years ago.
He's a real sweetheart. I hope he doesn't remember me. We had a
little disagreement the last time we met.
To: Histonet (E-mail)
Sent: Tuesday, March 25,
2003 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: CLIA
sounds like there is a little bit of paranoia going on, view the CLIA
inspection as a positive. “unless someone tipped them off” is a worry – is
there something to hide. PS I don’t know what CLIA stands
From: Joe Nocito
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2003 11:38
this will teach me to have surgery and be out 3 weeks. I went to work
today to let them know that my surgeon released for work on next Monday.
I was told CLIA is coming next month.
Here's my question. Has anyone heard of CLIA performing an inspection two
months after CAP just on a routine basis? My CLIA experience is usually
someone squealed on the lab because of a disgruntled employee or to get
someone in trouble.
I was told that our CLIA license is up this year and that CLIA is trying to
come in after CAP to inspect. Why? We didn't receive any discrepancies
on CAP, why would CLIA want to inspect unless someone tipped them
I know this may be hard to believe, but some people in town hate my guts and
would love to see me squirm. Any one else experience this
BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Pathology Reference Lab