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Professional Certification, Credentialing and Licensure: The Basics
Professional certification is a non-mandatory process offered by an organization that upholds prescribed standards for a particular profession, whereby a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, experience and skills to perform a specific job. Employers may choose to require certification as a means to ensure that defined standards are met by their employees. The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of Certification offers such a program for pathologists’ assistants.Additional contact for information regarding certification. More information about ASCP certification may be obtained by visiting https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification.
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State and Federal laws and regulations governing pathologists’ assistants
11-27-2017: New York Legislative Alert: View the law here http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/patha/article168.htm Although specific details on obtaining licensure are yet to be devised, a state committee has been established that includes three of our own AAPA members: Kathleen Bykowicz, PA(ASCP)CM, Charles Fernandez-Perez, PA(ASCP)CM, and Lysette Seegobin, PA(ASCP)CM. Read the full news story here.
12-1-2016: Important New York Licensure Update: The New York Governor has signed off on a bill creating a new licensure category for Pathologists' Assistants! This move will ensure only qualified individuals undertake Pathologists' Assistant responsibilities. The law also provides Pathologists' Assistants a secure future in New York, thereby supporting the patients and institutions they serve. Read the full news story here.