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Laboratory Accreditation: The guardrails that keep us in our proper lanes

From the 2024 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded 1/20/2024)
Presented by John Gerlach, PhD, F(ACHI)
This presentation will provide the context of how accreditation provides the guidance for laboratories to provide quality outcomes. The various accrediting agencies will be reviewed and how they relate to CLIA/CMS and each other. How to set your laboratory up for a positive outcome/experience will be a focus of this presentation.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  • State the accrediting agencies and their respective clinical laboratory applicability
  • State the overarching goals of clinical laboratory regulations
  • Propose how to present regulatory oversight to staff to get positive engagement

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area QA will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.