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Category
Standard
Version
7
Access
Open
Status
Active
Updated
2023
The Requirements for Supervision in the Clinical Governance of Medical Pathology Laboratories (seventh edition, 2023) is a Tier 3A NPAAC document and must be read in conjunction with the Tier 2 document Requirements for Medical Pathology Services.

This document outlines the role and responsibilities of the designated person described in the Tier 2 document – the key medical practitioner leading a medical pathology service. It describes the categories of pathology laboratories, and the competencies and roles of key staff.

Main sections:

• Supervision of medical pathology services

• Categories of medical pathology services

• Supervision requirements

• Supervision of Category S laboratories (specialised)

• Supervision of Category M laboratories (medical

• Consultation

• Required supervisory activities and conditions (normative)

• Specific restrictions relating to Category M laboratories (normative)

• Pathology disciplines with national workforce shortages (informative)
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