493.1471 Standard: Cytology general supervisor responsibilities.§ 493.1471 Standard: Cytology general supervisor responsibilities.
The technical supervisor of cytology may perform the duties of the cytology general supervisor or delegate the responsibilities to an individual qualified under § 493.1469.
(a) The cytology general supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting test results.
(b) The cytology general supervisor must -
(1) Be accessible to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established by the technical supervisor of cytology;
(2) Document the slide interpretation results of each gynecologic and nongynecologic cytology case he or she examined or reviewed (as specified under § 493.1274(c));
(3) For each 24-hour period, document the total number of slides he or she 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
(4) Document the number of hours spent examining slides in each 24-hour period.[57 FR 7172, Feb. 28, 1992, as amended at 68 FR 3714, Jan. 24, 2003]