[Histonet] New NY regulations


Histonetters from New York: 
As stated below will the new regulations affect histotechnicians?  Any help 
would be appreciated. 
Kathy Dwyer 

The New York State Office of the Professions has posted updated information 
on our state licencing of clinical laboratory technologists,  technicians and 
Cytotechnologists as pasted below the direct link.


March 2006
The State Education Department, with the assistance of the State Board for 
Clinical Laboratory Technology and interested parties are in the process of 
developing draft regulations that will be necessary for the licensure of the=20
professionals as clinical laboratory technologists, Cytotechnologists, and clinical 
laboratory technicians. Once these draft regulations are completed, they will 
be submitted to all interested parties and published in the State Register 
for comment. At the end of this process, regulations will be presented for 
consideration and action by the Board of Regents. It is anticipated that this 
process will be completed by mid-summer in 2006. Applications packets for licensure 
will not be available until the regulations are enacted. Prior to the 
enactment of the regulations, the Department cannot provide any specific information 
to individuals regarding licensure under the "Special Provisions" or 
"grandparenting.." As soon as the regulations are enacted, this information will be 

As soon as the regulations are enacted by the State Board of Regents, the 
Department will publish a Guide to Practice for the professions of Clinical 
Laboratory Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technician, and Cytotechnology, as well 
as an application packet for these professions. When they are available, the=20
applications will be published on this website and can be downloaded and 
submitted to the Department. Applicants who wish to receive a hard copy of the Guide 
to Practice and the Application Packet may submit an e-mail request for the 
information now, but should not expect to receive this information before the 
summer of 2006. A notice will be put on this website when the applications are 
ready to be mailed.

Clinical Laboratory Technicians, Clinical Laboratory Technologists and 
Cytotechnologists who want to request to be placed on a mailing list now for a hard 
copy of the application packet and receive it in the summer of 2006 should 
send an e-mail to OPFORMS@mail.nysed.gov, giving their name and address, and=20
specify the packet they want by:

Code 92A and profession title: Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Clinical 
Laboratory Technician, or 
Code 93A and profession title: Cytotechnology. 

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