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CAP Public Policy Compendium

Updated January 15, 2014

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Acquired Immunodeficency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • HIV and HBV Testing of Health Care Workers
  • HIV Testing of Patients

Accreditation Accreditation

  • Subspecialty Laboratory Disciplines
  • CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Standards)
  • CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Standards)
  • CAP Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Standards)
  • CAP Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Standards)

Autopsy Autopsy

  • Definition of the Autopsy
  • Technological Adjuncts to the Autopsy
  • Autopsy Organ and Tissue Retention and Disposition
  • Guidelines and Criteria for Non-forensic Autopsies
  • Model Medical Examiner Legislation
  • Payment and Performance of the Autopsy Service (see also Payment and Reimbursement)
  • Observation of an Autopsy as Punishment
  • Restrictions on the Uses of Autopsy Materials
  • Optimizing Death Investigations and Forensic Sciences Practices

Certification of Deat Certification of Death

  • Certification of Death
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

  • Criteria for the Clinical Laboratory Director (see also Standards)
  • CLIA Waived Tests and Test Categories
  • Point of Care Testing (see also Health Care Delivery)
  • Retention of Laboratory Records and Materials (see also Standards)

Genetic Medicine Genetic Medicine

  • Patents and Gene-Based Tests
  • Definition of Genetic Information for Inherited Genotypes

Guidelines Guidelines

  • Principles of Ethical and Professional Conduct
  • Guidelines for the Review of Pap Tests in the Context of Litigation or Potential Litigation
  • Expert Review of Histologic Slides in the Context of Litigation
  • Managed Care Plans
  • Expert Witness Guidelines in Medical Malpractice for the Specialty of Pathology

Health Care Delivery Health Care Delivery

  • Direct Access Laboratory Testing (Direct to Consumer Testing)
  • PSA Testing In The Early Detection, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Prostate Cancer
  • Frequency of Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Cervical Cancer Screening and Management in Adolescents
  • Rapid and Reliable Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
  • National Practitioners Data Bank
  • Licensure Requirements for Interstate Diagnosis/Treatment
  • Point of Care Testing (see also CLIA)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Smallpox Vaccination

Health System Reform Health System Reform

  • Antitrust Reform
  • Medical Liability Reform

Health Insurance Health Insurance

  • Health Care Coverage and Financing

Health Workforce Health Workforce

  • HPV Testing
  • Definition of Pathology
  • Medical Review Officers Examination and Certification
  • Model Medical Examiner Legislation
  • Pathologist Staffing
  • Pathologists Assistants
  • Requirements for Chief Medical Examiners
  • Subspecialty Certification in Surgical Pathology

Payment and Reimbursement Payment and Reimbursement

  • Payment and Performance of the Autopsy Service
  • Direct Payment for Pathology Services
  • Pathologist Professional Component Billing for Clinical Pathology Services

Pap Test Pap Test

  • Frequency of Cervical Cancer Screening (see also Health Care Delivery)
  • Guidelines for the Review of Pap Tests in the Context of Litigation or Potential Litigation
  • Third Party Payment for Cervical Cancer Screening

Patient Safety Patient Safety

  • Patient Safety and Informing Patients of Pathology Errors
  • Patient Safety
  • Definition of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Quality Improvement

Pathologic Specimens Pathologic Specimens

  • Custodianship of Human Biospecimens and Their Derived Products
  • Surgical Specimens to be Submitted to Pathology for Examination
  • Hair Analysis

Professional and Ethical Conduct Professional and Ethical Conduct

  • Code of Ethics
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Expert Witness Guidelines in Medical Malpractice for the Specialty of Pathology

Scope of Practice Scope of Practice

  • Determination of Appropriate Clinical and Anatomic Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacist Scope of Practice and Laboratory Testing Responsibility
  • Genetic Counselor Scope of Practice and Genetic Testing

Self Referral Self Referral

  • Self-Referral

Standards Standards

  • CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Accreditation)
  • Criteria for the Clinical Laboratory Director (see also CLIA)
  • Retention of Laboratory Records and Materials (see also CLIA)
  • CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Accreditation)
  • CAP Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Accreditation)
  • CAP Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards of Accreditation (see also Accreditation)

Tissue and Organ Donation Tissue and Organ Donation

  • Informed Consent for the Donation, Use, and Disposition of Human Tissue for Non-diagnostic Purposes
 
 
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