Requirements for the Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fourth Edition 2018)

This is a publication for the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and outlines the supervision requirements for medical laboratories.

Page last updated: 27 June 2018

The Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (formerly the Requirements for the Supervision of Medical Pathology Laboratories) takes a risk based approach to the provision of Laboratory supervision.

This document describes the categories of pathology laboratories and the competencies and roles of key staff, including, Pathologists, Clinical Scientists, Scientists and Technical Officers.

It is the intention of the Requirements that all tests are supervised by competent persons, who are working within their Scope of Practice and that they will be able to demonstrate effective clinical governance to the accrediting body.

This document comes into effect on 1 December 2018.

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