Notice of Change/Withdrawal

Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
64B3-5.003: Technologist
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 33 No. 10, March 9, 2007 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly.

The Board held a public hearing on this rule on March 2, 2007, in Jacksonville, Florida, and determined a change to this rule should be made.

The changes are as follows:

(1) Technologist Qualifications. Degrees or semester hours of academic credit required in this section shall be obtained at a regionally accredited college or university or, if foreign education, equated pursuant to subsection 64B3-6.002(6), F.A.C. Applicants for technologist licensure in the categories of microbiology, serology/immunology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, histocompatibility, blood banking, cytology, cytogenetics, histology, molecular pathology, andrology and embryology shall have one hour of Board approved HIV/AIDS continuing education, a Board approved 2-hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors, which shall include root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE CHANGE IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257