Notice of Variances and Waivers

Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
64B3-5.003: Technologist
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 03, 2010, the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has issued an order.
The Order is regarding the Petition for Waiver or Variance, which was filed on June 10, 2010, by Margarita Sosa. The Notice of Petition for Waiver or Variance was published in Vol. 36, No. 25, of the June 25, 2010, Florida Administrative Weekly. The Petitioner was seeking a waiver or variance of Rule 64B3-5.003, Florida Administrative Code, entitled “Technologist”, which sets forth the requirements for a specialty licensure as a technologist in microbiology, serology/immunology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology. The Board considered the instant Petition at a duly-noticed meeting, held August 13, 2010, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Board’s Order denied the petition finding that Petitioner had failed to establish that the purpose of the underlying statute would be met by granting a variance or waiver from paragraph 64B3-5.004(3)(a), F.A.C. The Board further finds that Petitioner failed to establish that applying the requirements of the aforementioned Rule to her circumstances would violate principles of fairness and impose substantial hardship.
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Bruce Deterding, Executive Director, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257.