The Laboratory Improvement Consultants have knowledge and experience in many technical areas. Information is provided to local laboratory managers, laboratorians, and nursing staff members concerning laboratory management, operations, technical procedures, biosafety and quality assurance guidelines. Consultation is provided to public health programs concerning laboratory services needed to support program objectives. Arrangements for on-site reviews can be made upon request to the Laboratory Improvement Branch.
New federal mandates in the past several years have expanded the Laboratory Improvement Consultant´s roles. The consultants have assisted the local health departments in complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, as well as the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments CLIA ´88). This has been achieved by providing more on-site visits as well as developing new training courses to address the needs of the laboratorian. Continued monitoring of the local health departments is an on-going commitment of this branch.
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