The American Society for Clinical Pathology is encouraging individuals working or living in Minnesota to help pass state legislation to license laboratory personnel. Both the Minnesota House and Senate are working on legislation to license medical laboratory professionals, such as medical laboratory scientists, specialists, and technicians. The Senate bill was recently approved by the Senate Health Committee.
ASCP is pleased to report that the Minnesota licensure bills are the product of a consensus effort. The Minnesota Licensure Coalition has worked diligently to address the concerns of the various stakeholders in the pathology and laboratory medicine community.
To send state legislators a letter supporting the bill, please use the ASCP e-Advocacy Center by clicking here. Sending a message should only take a few minutes. To see ASCP's position and rationale for supporting laboratory personnel licensure, click http://capwiz.com/ascpath/issues/alert/?alertid=12837221&type=ST.