PERSONNEL


§ 5.21. Qualifications of director.

 (a)  No person shall be a director of a clinical laboratory unless he conforms with one of the following requirements:

   (1)  He shall hold a doctor of science degree or its equivalent in the basic sciences of chemistry, biology or microbiology or a doctoral degree in public health, medicine, osteopathy, pharmacy, dentistry or veterinary medicine from a college or university recognized by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies or the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and who has had 2 years’ experience in a laboratory acceptable to the Department or is certified by the American Board of Pathology, American Osteopathic Board of Pathology, American Board of Microbiology, American Board of Bioanalysis. American Board of Clinical Chemistry, or other national accrediting board in laboratory specialties acceptable to the Department.

   (2)  He shall hold a master of science degree or its equivalent in the basic sciences from a college or university recognized by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies or the Department of Education of the Commonwealth, in chemistry, biology or microbiology, and who has had a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a laboratory acceptable to the Department.

   (3)  He shall hold a bachelor of science degree or its equivalent in the basic sciences from a college or university recognized by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies or the Department of Education, in chemistry, biology or microbiology, and who has had a minimum of 5 years experience in laboratory work in a laboratory acceptable to the Department.

 (b)  In addition, he may be required to pass a written, oral or practical qualifying examination in general laboratory science in one or more of the laboratory categories.

 (c)  On and after July 1, 1973, the proposed director of a clinical laboratory applying for a permit shall meet the requirements in subsection (a)(1) or (2).

 (d)  On and after July 1, 1974, the proposed director of a clinical laboratory applying for a permit shall meet the requirements in subsection (a)(1).

 (e)  The limitations of subsections (c) and (d) will not apply to those persons operating a clinical laboratory prior to February 6, 1973.



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