Skip Navigation Links
      RS 37:1314     

  

§1314.  Clinical Laboratory Personnel Committee; creation; membership; qualification; appointment; term; vacancy; officers; meetings; reimbursement

A.  The Clinical Laboratory Personnel Committee is hereby created under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.  The clinical laboratory personnel members of the committee shall reflect the rural and urban demographics of the state and no more than four clinical laboratory personnel committee members shall be domiciled in the same congressional district.

B.  The committee shall consist of twelve members. The board shall appoint four members of the committee, subject to Senate confirmation, as follows:

(1)  One physician, who shall be a rural family practitioner, appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Louisiana State Medical Society.

(2)  One physician appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Louisiana Pathology Society.

(3)   One hospital administrator appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Louisiana Hospital Association.

(4)  One member of the board who shall not be a voting member of the committee and shall act as the committee's liaison to the board.  The provisions of Subsections E and F of this Section and the requirement of Senate confirmation shall not apply to this member of the board.

C.(1)  The governor shall appoint eight members of the committee, subject to Senate confirmation, as follows:

(a) One clinical laboratory scientist-generalist, who has been employed in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

(b)  One clinical laboratory scientist-generalist, who has been actively engaged in clinical laboratory science education.

(c)  One clinical laboratory scientist-generalist, not holding a degree above the baccalaureate level.

(d)  One clinical laboratory scientist-technician.

(e)  One clinical laboratory scientist-specialist appointed from a list of four names compiled by the submission of two names from each of the following two organizations:

(i)  The Louisiana State Society for Medical Technology.

(ii)  The Clinical Laboratory Personnel Association.

(f)  One clinical laboratory scientist-generalist who is in a supervisory or administrative capacity appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Louisiana Hospital Association.

(g)  One cytotechnologist appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Clinical Laboratory Personnel Association.

(h)  One laboratory assistant who shall be a member of the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology appointed from a list of three names submitted by the Louisiana Hospital Association.

(2)  Each clinical laboratory personnel member of the committee enumerated in Subparagraphs (a) through (d) of Paragraph (1) shall be appointed from four respective lists of six names each compiled by the submission of two names from each of the following three organizations:

(a)  The Louisiana State Society for Medical Technology.

(b)  The Clinical Laboratory Personnel Association.

(c)  The Louisiana State Society of American Medical Technologists.

(3)  The initial appointments shall include eight individuals eligible for licensure under this Part.  Each member appointed to the committee shall be a resident of this state and shall have been actively engaged in the practice of clinical laboratory science in his field of specialty or clinical laboratory science education for five years immediately prior to appointment.  After January 1, 1995, all clinical laboratory personnel appointed to the committee shall be licensed under this Part.

D.  The initial members of the committee shall be appointed no later than October 1, 1993.  If any of the designated associations fail to submit a list of nominees by September 1, 1993, the board or governor shall appoint the respective member of the committee without the nomination list established by this Section.

E.  Initial appointments to the committee shall be for terms as follows:  the two physicians, two clinical laboratory scientist-generalists, one laboratory assistant, and the hospital administrator shall be appointed for two years; two clinical laboratory scientist-generalists and one clinical laboratory scientist-specialist, one clinical laboratory scientist-technician and the cytotechnologist shall be appointed for one year.  Thereafter, a member shall serve for a three year term.  No member shall serve more than two consecutive three year terms.  No two members who are employed in the same clinical laboratory shall serve concurrently.

F.  Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the committee shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

G.  The board may remove any member for misconduct, incompetence, or neglect of duty, after a hearing and upon the recommendation by a majority vote of the committee and the board.

H.  The committee shall hold its initial meeting no later than December 1, 1993, and shall meet at least semiannually thereafter, on a date and at a time and place as it may designate.  The committee may meet at such other times as deemed necessary by the chairman or by the majority of its members.  Reasonable notice of all meetings shall be given in the manner prescribed by the committee.  Six voting members of the committee shall constitute a quorum at any meeting for the transaction of business.

I.  At the initial meeting of the committee, the committee shall elect from its membership a chairman and such other officers as it deems necessary to carry out the duties and functions of the committee.  The board member sitting on the committee shall not be eligible to serve as an elected officer of the committee.  Each officer shall serve a one-year term.  In the event an officer is unable to complete his term, the chairman shall appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term.  Thereafter, the committee shall elect officers annually.

J.  Each member of the committee shall receive reimbursement for actual expenses and mileage at the same rate set by the division of administration for state employees under the provisions of R.S. 39:231, for each day in actual attendance at committee meetings or for representing the committee in an official committee-approved activity.

Acts 1993, No. 396, §2, eff. Aug. 1, 1993; Acts 2010, No. 80, §1, eff. June 1, 2010.



If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062