(a) No person shall act as a medical laboratory director, supervisor, technologist,
technician, laboratory trainee or special analyst and accept a specimen for laboratory
examination, unless such person has obtained a license and is registered to act in
such capacity by the board; provided, that this section shall not apply to pathologists
certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology, or any
other person recognized by the board as having special qualifications and who is duly
licensed and registered to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee.
(b) Persons who collect specimens or report the results of an examination shall be
under the supervision of a licensed medical laboratory director, medical laboratory
supervisor, or medical laboratory technologist or other persons so designated by the
regulations promulgated under authority of this chapter.
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