652.380 - Director of licensed laboratory: Qualifications

652.380. Director of licensed laboratory: Qualifications

Except as otherwise provided in NAC 652.383, to qualify for a license as a director of a licensed laboratory, a person must meet one of the following qualifications:

1. Be a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in this State and:

(a) Be certified in anatomical and clinical pathology, or in clinical pathology, by:

(1) The American Board of Pathology; or

(2) The American Osteopathic Board of Pathology;

(b) Possess qualifications which are equivalent to those required for certification by either of the institutions listed in paragraph (a);

(c) Within the 10 years immediately preceding application for a license, have successfully completed a 4-year program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences;

(d) Be certified, in accordance with NAC 652.410, as a general supervisor; or

(e) Have at least 4 years of experience as a technologist:

(1) In a licensed laboratory or a laboratory of a hospital, health department or university;

(2) As a full-time employee working at least 30 hours per week; and

(3) Under the supervision of a director who possesses a doctoral degree.

2. Hold an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution, with a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science as the major, and:

(a) Be certified by:

(1) The American Board of Medical Microbiology;

(2) The American Board of Clinical Chemistry;

(3) The American Board of Bioanalysis;

(4) The American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology;

(5) The American Board of Forensic Toxicology;

(6) The American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics;

(7) The National Registry of Certified Chemists;

(8) The American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics; or

(9) Any other institution approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with 42 C.F.R § 493.1443(b)(3); or

(b) Possess qualifications which are equivalent to those required for certification by any of the institutions listed in paragraph (a).

Bd. of Health, Medical Laboratories Reg. §§ 5.1.1-5.1.1.1.4, eff. 8-5-74-NAC A 10-17-86; 10-22-93; R078-04, 8-5-2004; R104-13, 3-28-2014; A by R149-15A, eff. 6-21-2017

NRS 439.200, 652.123, 652.125, 652.130

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