(1) 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) Hold 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
(c) 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 following:
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.
3. 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).
(2) 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;
(b) 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.

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