Qualifications. A laboratory must have a cytology supervisor who meets the
qualifications listed below and provides supervision in accordance with these
rules. The cytology supervisor shall:
a valid Cytotechnologist license in Tennessee or meet one (1) of the
requirements under Rule 1200-06-01-.24(1)
and provide all required
documentation in support of that qualification; and
(b) Have at least three (3) years of
full-time work experience as a Cytotechnologist within the ten (10) years
preceding the application. Experience must be obtained in an anatomic pathology
laboratory which has a director at the doctoral level or other anatomic
laboratories acceptable to the Board; and
Unless qualified as an anatomic pathology
laboratory director, in addition to the requirements indicated above to be
licensed as a cytology supervisor the individual shall also provide the
1. Proof of at least forty-five
(45) clock hours of continuing education through professional workshops,
seminars or courses relating to management. Fifteen (15) clock hours will be
awarded for each semester hour earned at a college or university.
2. Proof of at least fifteen (15) clock hours
of technical continuing education through professional workshops, seminars or
courses relating to anatomic pathology laboratory practice.
The management and technical clock hours
shall be completed subsequent to qualifying as a special analyst in
cytotechnology as defined in Rule 1200-06-01-.21(1)(b)
Duties. The cytology
supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision or oversight of the
laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test
results. Responsibilities and duties include:
(a) Shall be on the laboratory premises at a
minimum of thirty (30) hours per week and be readily available for
consultations during all other hours when tests are performed. Being accessible
to provide consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with
policies and procedures;
Documenting the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and
nongynecologic cytology case he or she examined or reviewed;
(c) For each twenty-four (24) hour period,
documenting the total number of slides examined or reviewed in the laboratory
as well as the total number of slides examined or reviewed in any other
laboratory or for any other employer; and
(d) Documenting the number of hours spent
examining slides in each twenty-four (24) hour period.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-06-01-.23
Original rule filed May 3, 1995; effective July
17, 1995. Amendment filed September 11, 1996; effective November 25, 1996.
Amendment filed August 25, 2003; effective November 8, 2003. Amendments filed
January 13, 2022; effective 4/13/2022.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202,
4-5-204, 68-29-103, 68-29-105, and 68-29-118.