Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-06-03-.14 - PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS FOR A MEDICAL LABORATORY

(1) Condition: All laboratories regulated under T.C.A. 68, Chapter 29 shall meet the personnel standards in Chapter 1200-06-01.
(2) Condition: Each laboratory shall designate a medical laboratory director, general supervisor and testing personnel who meet the qualifications of each level and fulfill the listed responsibilities for each level. If so qualified, one (1) individual may serve in more than one (1) position.
(3) Condition: All individuals qualified to perform laboratory tests, including the medical laboratory director, shall possess a current license issued by the Department. Each individual shall be licensed at the highest level for which he qualified and functions. Laboratory procedures shall only be performed by appropriately licensed individuals, or personnel with a current trainee permit.
(4) Standard: An adequate number of qualified testing personnel shall be provided for the volume and diversity of procedures and tests performed, as determined by the Department by on site survey.
(5) A medical laboratory director may direct no more than three (3) laboratories unless authorized by the Board.
(6) The medical laboratory director shall make periodic on-site visits at a minimum of once per month.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-06-03-.14
Original rule filed October 26, 1979; effective December 10, 1979. Repeal filed May 3, 1995; effective July 17,1995. New rule filed January 7, 1997; effective March 23, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed June 18, 2002; effective September 1, 2002.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 68-29-105. 68-29-114, and 68-29-118.

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