Final Results of the Delegate Assembly Voting on Proposed Substantive Changes to ASCLD/LAB-International Supplemental Requirements for Testing Laboratories
To be adopted by the Delegate Assembly, a substantive change to an accreditation program must receive at least 66.67% “Yes” votes. All votes cast have now been reviewed and certified, with duplicate and ineligible votes cast out. The exact results are as follows:
A final total of two-hundred-two valid votes were cast. Five proposed changes were solidly adopted by the Delegate Assembly. Two proposed changes failed to reach the minimum number of “Yes” votes required and, therefore, were not adopted by the Delegate Assembly.
Proposal 1 – Passed - 86.63% Yes Votes (Incorporation of Guiding Principles)
Proposal 2 – Failed – 65.84% Yes Votes (Page numbering of examination records)
Proposal 3 – Passed – 81.19% Yes Votes (Minimum elements of competency testing)
Proposal 4 – Passed – 89.60% Yes Votes (Minimum elements of a technical review)
Proposal 5 – Passed – 81.68% Yes Votes (Admin reviews conducted by someone other than the report author)
Proposal 6 – Passed – 85.15% Yes Votes (Minimum elements of an administrative review)
Proposal 7 – Failed – 51.98% Yes Votes (Required content of laboratory reports)
A final version of the ASCLD/LAB-International Supplemental Requirements for Testing Laboratories will be reviewed and should be approved by the Board during the Board’s next meeting in mid-September. At that time the Board will also determine an effective date for the revised supplemental requirements. The effective date will be announced as soon as the Board makes that decision.
Please refer to the Proposed Substantive Changes to Supplemental Requirements [PDF, 110 KB] to be reminded of the content of the seven (7) proposed, substantive changes.
August 27, 2010