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Title 42 Part 493 → Subpart M → §493.1491

Title 42 → Chapter IV → Subchapter G → Part 493 → Subpart M → §493.1491

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Title 42 Part 493 → Subpart M → §493.1491

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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter GPart 493Subpart M → §493.1491


Title 42: Public Health
PART 493—LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS
Subpart M—Personnel for Nonwaived Testing


§493.1491   Technologist qualifications on or before February 28, 1992.

In order to qualify as high complexity testing personnel under §493.1489(b)(3), the individual must have met or could have met the following qualifications for technologist as they were in effect on or before February 28, 1992. Each technologist must—

(a) Possess a current license as a laboratory technologist issued by the State, if such licensing exists; and

(b)(1) Have earned a bachelor's degree in medical technology from an accredited university; or

(2) Have successfully completed 3 years of academic study (a minimum of 90 semester hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university, which met the specific requirements for entrance into a school of medical technology accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the Secretary, and has successfully completed a course of training of at least 12 months in such a school; or

(3) Have earned a bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences and, in addition, has at least 1 year of pertinent full-time laboratory experience or training, or both, in the specialty or subspecialty in which the individual performs tests; or

(4)(i) Have successfully completed 3 years (90 semester hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university with the following distribution of courses—

(A) For those whose training was completed before September 15, 1963. At least 24 semester hours in chemistry and biology courses of which—

(1) At least 6 semester hours were in inorganic chemistry and at least 3 semester hours were in other chemistry courses; and

(2) At least 12 semester hours in biology courses pertinent to the medical sciences; or

(B) For those whose training was completed after September 14, 1963. (1) 16 semester hours in chemistry courses that included at least 6 semester hours in inorganic chemistry and that are acceptable toward a major in chemistry;

(2) 16 semester hours in biology courses that are pertinent to the medical sciences and are acceptable toward a major in the biological sciences; and

(3) 3 semester hours of mathematics; and

(ii) Has experience, training, or both, covering several fields of medical laboratory work of at least 1 year and of such quality as to provide him or her with education and training in medical technology equivalent to that described in paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section; or

(5) With respect to individuals first qualifying before July 1, 1971, the technologist—

(i) Was performing the duties of a laboratory technologist at any time between July 1, 1961, and January 1, 1968, and

(ii) Has had at least 10 years of pertinent laboratory experience prior to January 1, 1968. (This required experience may be met by the substitution of education for experience); or

(6) Achieves a satisfactory grade in a proficiency examination approved by HHS.

[58 FR 39155, July 22, 1993]