To advance the LABORATORY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM under the direction of practicing pathologists to be the premier program for the inspection and accreditation of medical laboratories; to assure the at the program meets or exceeds regulatory requirements, incorporates best practices, and promotes continuous quality improvement; and to enhance the recognition of the role of the laboratory director.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||4|
|Length of meetings||1 day|
|Typical meeting days||Friday|
|Meeting locations||One meeting takes place in Chicago and the others take place in two other locations.|
|Number of conference calls||1 per month; second Wednesday of month (1-1.5 hours)|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Varies|
|Additional travel or time commitments||The chair is also a member of the Council on Accreditation. Other members may also be Commission on Laboratory Accreditation committee chairs or regional commissioners.|
Activities of Committee
- Committee is responsible for providing operational direction of the laboratory accreditation program.
- Additional responsibilities include oversight of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation committees and regional and state commissioners.
- The Commission also has the responsibility to elevate accreditation program issues to the Council on Accreditation.
Expertise or Experience
- Good working knowledge of the laboratory accreditation requirements
- Knowledge of other regulatory requirements such as CLINICAL LABORATORY IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTSregulations is a positive
- Previous experience as a regional or state commissioner is also desired
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Gain experience in regulatory and accreditation compliance in both anatomic and clinical pathology
- Opportunity for speaking engagements and accreditation inspections