Terms Used In Florida Statutes 483.809

  • Board: means the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. See Florida Statutes 483.803
  • Clinical laboratory: means the physical location in which one or more of the following services are performed to provide information or materials for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease or the identification or assessment of a medical or physical condition:
    (a) Clinical laboratory services, which entail the examination of fluids or other materials taken from the human body. See Florida Statutes 483.803
  • Clinical laboratory personnel: includes a clinical laboratory director, supervisor, technologist, blood gas analyst, or technician who performs or is responsible for laboratory test procedures, but the term does not include trainees, persons who perform screening for blood banks or plasmapheresis centers, phlebotomists, or persons employed by a clinical laboratory to perform manual pretesting duties or clerical, personnel, or other administrative responsibilities. See Florida Statutes 483.803
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 483.803
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01

(1) LICENSING.The department shall provide biennial licensure of all clinical laboratory personnel who the board certifies have met the requirements of this part. The license of any person who fails to pay a required fee or otherwise fails to qualify within 60 days after the date of expiration of such license shall be automatically canceled without notice or further proceedings unless the individual has made application for inactive status pursuant to s. 483.819.
(2) EXAMINATIONS.The department shall conduct examinations required by board rules to determine in part the qualification of clinical laboratory personnel for licensure. The board by rule may designate a national certification examination that may be accepted in lieu of state examination for clinical laboratory personnel or public health scientists.
(3) REGISTRATION OF TRAINEES.The department shall provide for registration of clinical laboratory trainees who are enrolled in a training program approved pursuant to s. 483.811, which registration may not be renewed except upon special authorization of the board.
(4) APPROVAL OF CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.The board may approve the curriculum in schools and colleges offering education and training leading toward qualification for licensure under this part.