Society News Now houses the most recent announcements of news from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), including important updates on state news, committees, and current events, as well as member highlights. Members are encouraged to offer suggestions for posts on topics.

Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference

Society News Now – January 2023

Last chance to attend the 2023 ELMC2, new lab CE on Labucate.org, Ask Me Anything: A Day in the Life of a Laboratory Professional, and more. Last Chance to Attend the 2023 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2) January 20-21, 2023 | Virtual The Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2) is designed specifically for laboratory…

CDC OneLab REACH

Society News Now – December 2022

Legislation Significant to Medical Laboratories, Introducing CDC OneLabTM, Register for the 2023 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference, Submit Award Nominations, and more. Two Pieces of Legislation Significant to Medical Laboratories Could Pass this Month Watch for Verifying Accurate, Leading-edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act and Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA) As Congress wraps up…

Stop Lab Cuts

Society News Now – November 2022

Participate in #StopLabCuts Advocacy, New ASCLS Choosing Wisely Recommendations, Registration Open for 2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference in New Orleans, Education & Research Fund Holiday Silent Auction, Free Webinar for ASCLS Members, Upcoming Events, and More. Participate in #StopLabCuts Advocacy Efforts Get Support for Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA) Congress has come back…

2022 Laboratory Legislative Symposium

Society News Now – October 2022

ASCLS Applauds CMS Proposed Rule Interpretation, Laboratorians Advocate on Capitol Hill, Fall Board Meeting Actions, and more. ASCLS Applauds CMS Proposed Rule Interpretation Making DCLS Eligible for High Complexity Laboratory In comments submitted on September 26, ASCLS provided a ringing endorsement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed intent to consider the…

ASCLS Applauds CMS Proposed Rule Interpretation Making DCLS Eligible for High Complexity Laboratory Director

In comments submitted earlier today, ASCLS provided a ringing endorsement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed intent to consider the Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science as a qualifying degree for High Complexity Laboratory Director under CLIA. “DCLS degree-holders are laboratory leaders that recenter the clinical laboratory’s work on patients and more…

Stop Lab Cuts Advocacy Day Sept 20

Society News Now – September 2022

ASCLS selected to partner with CDC, Stop Lab Cuts Advocacy Day, new and improved ASCLS Connect, and more. ASCLS Selected to Partner with CDC on Workforce Development ASCLS is one of four organizations selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) to partner with the…

ASCLS Selected to Partner with CDC on Workforce Development

ASCLS is one of four organizations selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) to partner with the agency on enhancing clinical laboratory workforce capacity. The three-year cooperative agreement will support CDC’s OneLab Initiative to help build laboratory preparedness and response competencies among clinical laboratory…

Labvocacy Campaign: Object to Lowering Personnel Standards for High Complexity Laboratory Testing

Society News Now – August 2022

ASCLS Objects to Proposed CMS Rule, New Improving Patient Safety Toolkit Available, Upcoming Events, Volunteer Opportunities, and more. ASCLS Objects to Nursing Rule for High Complexity Testing Personnel Yesterday, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, ASCLS has raised serious objections to a proposed federal rule that would allow individuals with…