Re: [Histonet] Histology vacancies

From:"Mark Tarango"

Do you have any more information on this for California?  I tried to finding
some info on this and couldn't come up with anything.  How did you hear
about this?  If anything is going to do something about it, we'll have to
get the word out.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Luis Chiriboga 

> Hi all
> I'm not sure how the law is set-up in CA but it is a complete mess here in
> New York.......Our law, just  passed in 2006 requires all "clinical
> laboratory" personnel to be licensed. Briefly, the law created a
> generalist
> license, allowing anyone who meets the educational and test criteria to
> practice in a clinical laboratory. However, there is no distinction
> between
> specialties, and no mention of histology. In fact the educational
> curricula
> proposed only requires 1 semester course in histology (microscopic) in
> order
> to be licensed. IN addition, anyone wishing to come to New York to
> practice
> in histology now has to meet the educational requirements (specific course
> work) and take the generalist test (covers all areas but is mostly
> CP.....from chemistry to blood banking) regardless of years in practice,
> certifications or degrees.
> I believe that there are a few other, if not several, states considering
> licensing legislation. I highly recommend that histology people get
> involved..... get your state society to represent you in this process.
> Otherwise, you may end up far worse off than you already may be.......
> Luis Chiriboga PhD., HT (ASCP) QIHC
> New York University School of Medicine
> NYU Cancer Institute IHC Core Facility
> Bellevue Hospital Center
> Department of Pathology 4W27
> 27th Street & First Avenue
> New York, N.Y. 10016
> V (212)562-4667
> F (212)263-2041
> Vice President
> New York State Histotechnological Society
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Akemi
> Allison-Tacha
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 2:35 PM
> To: Histonet
> Subject: [Histonet] Histology vacancies
>  Hello Dan in Danville,
> Having worked and lived in the SF Bay Area for a
> number of years, and in Danville too, I know exactly
> what you are talking about!  I agree with everything
> you and Patti stated.
> You may or may not be aware of it, but Governor Arnold
> Schwarzenegger has mandated that ALL laboratory staff
> working in health care, be certified by 2009, or was
> it 2010.  This includes histologists.  I know of a
> number of histologists that are not certified in CA,
> and this is going to cause a huge problem, as well as
> further shortages in histology laboratories.  NY has
> been dealing with this issue too.
> Akemi Allison-Tacha, BS, HT(ASCP)HTL
> Client Services Manager
> PhenoPath laboratories
> 551 North 34th Street, Suite 100
> Seattle, WA 98103-8675
> Work: (206) 374-9000
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