Webinar CEexpress 13: Lab Director Responsibilities

Number of Credits

1 P.A.C.E.®




Verlin Janzen, MD, FAAFP
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This course provides P.A.C.E.® credit only and is not for individuals that are eligible for CME credit (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses). For CME credit, register for the course under the Laboratory Director CME Program category where the course is offered for CME credit.

Course Details:

Whether you are a Laboratory Director or simply want to learn more about the responsibilities and duties of directing a laboratory, this recorded webinar, presented by an experienced laboratory director, will provide a clear perspective into the position.

This Webinar CEexpress course focuses on:
•  Summarizing the CLIA qualification requirements to be a laboratory director of a moderate complexity and/or high complexity physician office laboratory
•  Meeting the responsibilities (according to CLIA) of the laboratory director
•  Evaluating which duties may be delegated to other laboratory personnel

The course links you to an archived version of the webinar slide and audio program, and to available pdf file resources. Your computer must have audio capabilities to hear the audio portion of the presentation.

This course has been approved for P.A.C.E.® credit. You must successfully complete the quiz and submit the course evaluation to receive credit.

Verlin Janzen, MD, FAAFP is a family physician practicing at the Hutchinson Clinic in Hutchinson, Kansas. He also serves as director of the clinic’s laboratory, serving 50+ physicians, outreach clinics and local nursing homes. Dr. Janzen’s undergraduate training and Bachelor’s degree were in medical technology. He worked as a Medical Technologist for 3½ years while studying for a Master’s degree in laboratory management and administration. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wichita, KS.

Physician office laboratory issues have been a natural for Dr. Janzen with his training covering both laboratory and clinical medicine. He has served on a variety of committees dealing with POL issues including the CAP Primary Care Lab Practice Committee, the AAFP Proficiency Testing Committee, the AAFP Health Care Services Subcommittee on Laboratory Issues, the NCCLS Subcommittee on User Demonstration of Performance, and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) at the CDC. He is the Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the COLA Board of Directors, and the Past-President of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Janzen has given talks around the country to various organizations and groups on POL issues and he presents the Lab Director Qualification sessions at the Symposium for Clinical Laboratories.

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