CA Business & Professions Code 1246(a) of 1973

  • Must be HS graduate or equivalent
  • Must work under authorization of MD
  • 10 hours of training certified by MD or Bio-Analyst
  • 3 successful venipunctures & 3 successful skin punctures
  • To be certified, no certifying exam or CEU's required

Changes in the 1990's

  • Increasing number of Phlebotomy Draw stations without supervision of on-site licensed staff
  • Increased public & media awareness of blood association for HIV & Hepatitis
  • Hiring concerns from hospitals & instructors that increasing number of weekend phlebotomy training programs were unregulated
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