College of American Pathologists

CAP Public Policy Compendium

Updated September 17, 2013

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Access to the text of the policies is restricted to CAP member pathologists, but copies of the policies are available to nonmembers upon request by either e-mail ( or by phone (800-323-4040 ext. 7538).

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Policies are available on the following topics:


Health workforce


Payment and reimbursement

Health insurance

Pap test

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

Patient safety


Pathologic specimens

Genetic medicine

Professional and Ethical Conduct


Scope of practice

Health care delivery

Self referral

Health system reform


Health education

Tissue and organ donation