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medical

 [med´ĭ-kal]
pertaining to medicine or to the treatment of diseases; pertaining to medicine as opposed to surgery.
medical assistant a person who, under the direction of a qualified physician, performs a variety of routine administrative and clinical tasks in a physician's office, a hospital, or some other clinical facility.
medical laboratory technician (MLT) see clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician.
medical record administrator one responsible for the indexing, recording, and storage of medical records and reports of patients admitted to hospitals and other health care agencies, and who also prepares reports of births, deaths, transfers, and discharges of patients, and of treatments received.

There are two levels of qualification for the medical record practitioner: Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and Accredited Record Technician (ART). Only those persons who have passed the registration examination of the american health information management association are entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Record Administrator or the job titles of medical record administrator and health record administrator. Only individuals who have passed the accreditation examination of the Association are entitled to use the designation of Accredited Record Technician. Suitable job titles for the RRA might include: Medical Record Administrator; Director, Medical Record Administration Program; Director, Medical Record Services; Instructor; Coordinator; and Research Associate. Suitable job titles for the ART might include: Medical Record Technician; Director; Assistant Director; Supervisor; and Instructor.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

medical laboratory technician

A person trained to perform most lab tests in the US, but who lacks the education of a medical technologist and is not authorised to report or perform the most technically demanding lab tests.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

med·i·cal la·bo·ra·to·ry tech·ni·cian

(MLT) (medi-kăl labŏr-ă-tōr-ē tek-nishăn)
A trained health care professional who performs clinical testing on bodily substances in a laboratory setting.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Medical Technology (MT), Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), Grade Point Average (GPA), Advanced Practice (AP)
Anticipating the toll this labor shortage would take on its business, OML collaborated with the Lane Workforce Partnership three years ago to launch a distance learning program for medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians.
The two are accused of operating a lab without a licence from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
figure By NASIBO KABALE Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLLTB) is targeting 10 institutions for closure for admitting students who do not meet the minimum qualifications.KMLLTB which regulates business practices in medical laboratories says over 3,000 students who do not qualify for diploma have been admitted to the institutions.
* California AB 2281 Would expand slightly the legal scope of practice of medical laboratory technicians licensed in California.
MT was followed by clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) at 17.2 percent, medical laboratory technicians (MLT) at 13.8 percent, and medical laboratory scientists (MLS) at 11.1 percent.
We have most of the approvals, he said of accreditation from regulatory agencies such as Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board, Clinical Officers Council and the Nursing Council of Kenya.
Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board officers on Monday ordered the closure after the college failed to meet basic standards required for it to offer the programme.
By VICTOR RABALLAA regulator has called for closure of medical laboratory science programme at Maseno University over inadequate teaching and learning materials.In a letter seen by the Nation, the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) said that, following an inspection by the board the university has failed to implement the recommendations suggested by the team.
California AB 2281--Would expand slightly the legal scope of practice of medical laboratory technicians licensed in California.
We offer educational programs for medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, pathology assistants, phlebotomists, histotechnologists, and cytotechnologists.
The term "medical technician" does not refer to medical laboratory technicians, but instead is defined as an unlicensed health care professional "who assists licensed health care professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease" and who has "access to drugs and patients in a health care facility or in a medical establishment." Some medical assistants may fall under this definition and therefore may be required to register with the Board.

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