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Dear Dr. NAACLS, I am a program director of a NAACLS accredited program, and I keep a close eye on current events that are related to education.  I have heard a lot lately about legal actions that unsatisfied students are taking against the schools they are attending.  What were to happen if a student at […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS, What do NAACLS reviewers consider “continuing professional education “? Sincerely, Clueless in Caledonia, MO Dear Caledonia, If you are a current Program Director, or have worked alongside a retiring Program Director and are looking to assume that position, you know that there are many skills required of that position. With that in […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS, What is the purpose and intent of Standard V.D. in regards to a “teach out plan”? Signed, Dr. Curious Dear Dr. Curious, Standard V.D. states the following: “A teach out plan must be developed and submitted to NAACLS within 30 days of the    official announcement of the closure of the program.”

Dear Dr. NAACLS, I was reviewing the 2012 Standards for my MLS program. I could not find any phlebotomy requirements with the rest of the curriculum in Standard VII. Am I missing something? Sincerely  Needle in a Haystack. Dear Needle, You are not missing anything. As of the 2012 standards, NAACLS Accredited MLS programs are […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS I’m a new program director, and I see people listed on your website as “Discipline Lead Person”. Who are these people? Sincerely, Ima Intrigued Dear Ms. Intrigued, The Discipline Lead Person (occasionally referred to as “DLP”) is a NAACLS committee member appointed by the respective committee chair. The specific role of a […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS, In the new Standards that were adopted in October 2012, Standard 2B states the following in regards to an annual submission of outcomes measures: “If the outcomes measure(s) does/do not meet the stated NAACLS approved benchmarks (see NAACLS website), then an analysis and action plan must be submitted to correct the deficiency(ies).” […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS, I am a new program director, and my program is up for its continuing accreditation review in a few years.  I was curious to know what NAACLS’ role is in the site visit process, as well as what steps are involved in scheduling the site visit. Signed, Prepared Program Director

Dear Dr. NAACLS: Help!  My program is coming up for review, and I have discovered that the agreement with one of my affiliates is out of date!  I am worried about how long it will take to get a new one. Worried Program Director

Dear Dr. NAACLS: I am currently preparing to assemble my Self-Study Report, and remembered there was a recent addition to Standard 7, which states that, “Students must be provided with a clear description of the program and its content and current publications, which must include: N. outcomes measure.”  Do I have to use ASCP-BOC certification […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS: I recently finished the didactic portion of my program, and the only remaining requirement for completion of the program is the clinical rotations. Although I completed the requirements for my externship six months ago, I have yet to be placed at a clinical site to complete this portion of the program. Since […]

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