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: 12 November 2018

The Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (formerly the Requirements for the Supervision of Medical Pathology Laboratories 2007 Edition) takes a risk based approach to the provision of laboratory supervision.

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.

Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fourth Edition 2018) (PDF 181 KB)
Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fourth Edition 2018) (Word 87 KB)

Questions and Answers – Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (PDF 87 KB)
Questions and Answers – Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Word 87 KB)

Recording - NPAAC Supervision in Clinical Governance Seminar - September 2018

Letter to stakeholders – proposed revisions to the Requirements for the Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fourth Edition 2018) and proposed extended transition period (PDF 77 KB)
Letter to stakeholders – proposed revisions to the Requirements for the Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (Fourth Edition 2018) and proposed extended transition period (Word 30 KB)