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North Dakota Century Code Title 43. Occupations and Professions § 43-48-01. Definitions

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In this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires:

1. “Board” means the North Dakota board of clinical laboratory practice.

2. “Clinical laboratory” means a site where clinical laboratory testing is done.

3. “Clinical laboratory personnel” means all clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists or specialists, and clinical laboratory technicians or medical laboratory technicians working in a clinical laboratory, but does not include persons employed by a clinical laboratory to perform clerical duties or other duties classified as supportive functions not related to the direct performance of patient tests, such as phlebotomists, does not include clinical laboratory students, and does not include cytologists performing cytology procedures and histologists or histotechnicians performing histology procedures.

4. “Clinical laboratory student” means a person having qualified and enrolled in an approved program of structured clinical education and who is seeking training and experience required to meet minimum qualifications for a license by the board to practice as a clinical laboratory person in this state.

5. “Clinical laboratory testing” means a microbiological, serological, chemical, hematological, radiobioassay, biophysical, or immunological assay which is derived from the human body, to provide information for diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease or assessment of a medical condition.

6. “Consumer” means a person who might use laboratory medicine services or the services of its practitioners, but does not derive such person's livelihood from these services.

7. “National certifying examination” means national examinations given to certify clinical laboratory personnel and recognized by the board.

8. “Screening test” means a test measuring only the approximate value of the analyte being tested and not used for diagnosis.

9. “Specimen” means any material derived from the human body for examination or other procedure for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease, impairment, or assessment of the health of humans.

10. “Structured clinical education” means a program accredited by an appropriate accrediting agency to provide a predetermined amount of instruction and experience in clinical laboratory, and approved or modified by the board.

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