Scope of Practice



The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is committed to protecting pathologists' scope of practice from encroachment from allied health professionals. The CAP works with organizations and state legislatures to ensure laboratory personnel, genetic counselors and pharmacists have a scope of practice consistent with their education and training.

The CAP Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

This material provided answers to questions about CAP's state model criteria. (PDF, 81 KB)

Issue Brief

This is a high-level synopsis on scope of practice which contains the College's public policy position. The CAP encourages its members to use this resource to help educate and influence policymakers and key stakeholders.

Scope of Practice: Genetic Counselors Issue Brief (PDF, 122 KB)

Model Criteria

This information guides the College's decisions on whether to support or oppose medical licensure legislation introduced in the states. It helps support the efforts of clinical laboratory personnel who seek to be licensed, and, at the same time, ensures that the legislative language in every licensure bill will address the College's key concerns.

The CAP Policy

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