Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1063 -- Licensure of Clinical Laboratory Science Personnel

Sponsor:  Guest

This bill establishes the Clinical Laboratory Science Practice
Act to regulate and license clinical laboratory science
personnel.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Establishes the licensing classifications of clinical
laboratory scientist, categorical laboratory scientist, clinical
laboratory technician, and clinical laboratory assistant;

(2)  Exempts certain specified individuals from the licensure

(3)  Establishes the Clinical Laboratory Science Board in the
Division of Professional Registration within the Department of
Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration
and specifies its duties, membership, and terms of office;

(4)  Requires all persons processing laboratory specimens,
performing or reporting laboratory tests, consulting on clinical
laboratory tests, or collecting blood specimens to be licensed
but allows a 12-month grace period from December 26, 2009, to
comply with the necessary requirements;

(5)  Requires an applicant for licensure to undergo a criminal
background check at his or her expense;

(6)  Authorizes qualification exemptions for persons who have
been providing acceptable experience at the professional level
for at least three years;

(7)  Authorizes the board to establish rules on the standards and
criteria for licensure, professional conduct, and discipline;

(8)  Authorizes the board to issue temporary and reciprocal
licenses, issue inactive licenses, collect fees, and suspend and
revoke licenses;

(9)  Creates the Clinical Laboratory Science Fund for the deposit
of fees collected under the provisions of the bill;

(10)  Allows the board to cause complaints to be filed with the
Administrative Hearing Commission;

(11)  Allows the board to seek an injunction, restraining order,
or other appropriate order to enjoin certain persons from
offering to engage or practicing as a laboratory technician if
found to be in violation of any provision of the bill; and

(12)  Specifies that anyone violating the provisions of the bill
after August 28, 2011, will be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated November 17, 2009 at 9:26 am