Title 31, Chapter 22, Section 1
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Board" means the Board of Human Resources.
(2) "Clinical laboratory" means a facility for the biological,
microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological,
hematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological, or other
examination of materials derived from the human body for the
diagnosis of, recommendation of treatment of, or for the purposes
of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or
treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of
the health of human beings; the term "clinical laboratory" shall
include specimen collection stations and shall include blood banks
which provide through their ownership or operation a system for
the collection, processing, or storage of human blood and its
component parts as well as tissue banks which procure, store, or
process human or animal tissues designed to be used for medical
purposes in human beings.
(3) "Director" means a person who is responsible for the
administration of the technical and scientific operation of a
clinical laboratory, including supervision of procedures for
testing and the reporting of results.
(4) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, association,
corporation, the state or any municipality or other subdivision
thereof, or any other entity whether organized for profit or not.
(5) "Specimen collection station" means a place having the primary
purpose of either collecting specimens directly from patients or
bringing specimens together after collection for the purpose of
forwarding them either intrastate or interstate to a clinical
laboratory for examination.
(6) "Supervisor" means an assistant director and a person who,
under the general supervision of a clinical laboratory director,
supervises technical personnel and performs tests requiring
special scientific skills.
(7) "Technician" means any person other than the clinical
laboratory director, supervisor, technologist, or trainee who
functions under the supervision of a clinical laboratory director,
supervisor, or technologist and performs only those clinical
laboratory procedures which require limited skill and
responsibility and a minimal exercise of independent judgment.
(8) "Technologist" means a person who performs tests which require
the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, with
minimal supervision by the director or supervisor, in only those
specialties or subspecialties in which he is qualified by
education, training, and experience.