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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…

Society News Now – June 2022

Congress Recognizes Impact of Clinical Laboratories, Free Labucate Course, New Patient Safety Program, and more. Renew Your Membership Today ASCLS is currently renewing memberships for the 2022-23 Society year. For those of you who have not yet renewed, paper notices will arrive by mail in the next few weeks. Renew your membership by July 31…

ASCLS Membership Renewal 2022-23

Society News Now – May 2022

Membership Renewal Season Begins, Free Webinar on Diabetes Diagnosis, Volunteer Opportunities, and more. Membership Renewal Season ASCLS has already begun the 2022-23 membership renewal season. Thank you to the over 850 members who renewed early, saving the Society significant funds that would have been spent on paper mailings. For those of you who have not…

2022 Lab Week Live

Society News Now – April 2022

Free Webinar, Lab Week Celebrations, Early Registration for the Joint Annual Meeting, and more. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: Get Ready to Celebrate! Free ASCLS Webinar Complementary Role of Cytology and Molecular Testing in Thyroid Nodule Management Tuesday, April 26, 12 pm EDT This presentation will provide an overview of the diagnostic evaluation of thyroid nodules…

2022 Lab Week Run Medal

Society News Now – February 2022

Volunteer opportunities, student scholarships and paper competition, call for poster abstracts, upcoming events, and more. Volunteer for ASCLS Committees Apply by March 1 Applications are now open for national committee appointments with terms beginning in August 2022. “The greatest asset of any organization is its members capacity to share their time, knowledge, and talent.” It’s…