Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-18-21 - Registration upon examination; educational requirements, etc

Section 34-18-21 - Registration upon examination; educational requirements, etc.

Any person desiring to obtain a certificate of registration as a registered medical technician (R.M.T.) under the provisions of this chapter shall first make application in writing to the board and pay to the secretary-treasurer an application fee of $10. Such applicant shall thereafter appear before the Board of Examination at the time set therefor. Upon such examination the board shall determine that the applicant is over 19 years of age, of good moral character, and has received the minimum preliminary educational requirements. The minimum educational prerequisites shall be high school graduation or its equivalent and one year of college scholastic and laboratory work with credits in chemistry, bacteriology, and biology. The board shall also determine that the applicant has satisfactorily completed a full 12 months' instruction in an approved training school for medical technicians, or has received prior to the year 1938 an apprenticeship instruction of at least one year under a qualified physician-pathologist who is listed by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association. If the applicant meets the foregoing requirements, the board shall then proceed to examine the applicant in the various departments of laboratory methods: Urinalysis, hematology, clinical bacteriology, clinical parasitology, histopathologic, technic, biochemistry, and serology. If the applicant shall pass the examination to the satisfaction of the board, the board shall cause the name of the applicant to be entered upon the register kept for the purpose and shall cause to be issued to the applicant a certificate of registration authorizing him or her to practice the profession of medical technology in this state as a registered medical technician.

(Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 153, p. 172, §9; Code 1940, T. 46, §159.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021