CAP@Your Service - April 2006
The Board of Governors has approved guidelines for the specialty of pathology that outline the essential professional qualifications and criteria for fulfilling the role of expert witness. The guidelines state that a qualified pathologist must be licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the United States; be recognized by the American Board of Pathology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology; and be in active practice of pathology for three years immediately before the date of the incident or conduct that is the subject of the testimony. The guidelines also provide fairness and objectivity criteria to be met by a pathologist providing expert testimony.
The full text of the expert witness guidelines for the specialty of pathology is
to CAP members. Nonmembers can contact the CAP at 800-323-4040 to request a copy of the policy.