CHAPTER 48
HEALTH LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS REGISTRATION ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   REGULATIONS

      The Health Laboratory Technologists Registration Regulations

REGULATIONS

THE HEALTH LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS REGISTRATION REGULATIONS

(Section 22)

[1st July, 1998]

G.Ns. Nos.
451 of 1998
101 of 2001

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation

   These regulations may be cited as the Health Laboratory Technologists Registration Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these regulations unless the context requires the otherwise–

   "Act" means the Health Laboratory Technologists Registration Act *;

   "Council" means the Health Laboratory Technologists Councils established under section 3 of the Act;

   "health laboratory technologist" means a person who is qualified to practise the health laboratory profession and who holds a certificate issued in accordance with the Act.

PART II
CONDITIONS PREREQUISITE TO REGISTRATIONS (regs 3-7)

3.   Prohibition on carrying out laboratory investigation unless registered

   (1) No person shall render health laboratory services in terms of carrying out laboratory investigations on specimens obtained from patients, clients or environment, unless that person has been approved and is registered by the Council in accordance with the provisions of these regulations.

   (2) Any person who contravenes or fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of subregulation (1) commits an offence.

4.   Qualifications, applications, and issue of certificates etc.

   Any person shall, on making an application to the Council and upon payment of prescribed fees in accordance to the Second Schedule, be entitled to–

   (a)   a temporary registration if that person intends to be employed in Tanzania in the capacity of a health laboratory technologist in a health laboratory or other institution and satisfies the conditions for registration as determined by the Council(s);

   (b)   be licensed as a health laboratory technologist and be issued with a certificate of registration, if the Council is satisfied that the person has sufficient qualifications, skills and experience of not less than three years in the practice of health laboratory investigations; or

   (c)   a provisional registration of not less than twelve months if that person has successfully completed a course of training as a health technologist of not less than three years' duration in a country in which there was at the material time a law for the certification or registration of health laboratory technologists and the Council is satisfied that the standard of that training is not inferior to the standard adopted by the Council;

   (d)   a full registration as a health laboratory technologist and be issued with a certificate of registration if that person–

      (i)   is a holder of a health laboratory technology diploma or any other qualification recognized by the Council as being equivalent to a health laboratory diploma offered in Tanzania from an Institution recognized by the Government and has, after attaining that diploma, worked in full time employment under the supervision of a duly registered health laboratory technologist in a recognized health laboratory for a period of not less than twelve months in that capacity or under circumstances which may satisy the Council that he has acquired sufficient practical experience for the efficient practice of health laboratory investigation in Tanzania; or

      (ii)   produces evidence to the satisfaction of the Council that, that person is certified or registered as a health laboratory technologist in any country; or

      (iii)   produces evidence to the satisfaction of the council that he is certified or has been and is still entitled to be certified or registered as health laboratory technologist in any country in which there was at the material time in force a law for the certification or registration of the health laboratory technologist and the Council is satisfied that the standard of training and examination required for that certification or registration in the said country is not inferior to the standard adopted by the Council;

      (iv)   produces evidence to the satisfaction of the Council, that the person is of good character.

5.   Conditions for registration of additional qualifications

   Any application under subsection (1) of section 8 of the Act by a health laboratory technologist for the insertion in the register of any additional diploma or qualification shall be made in writing to the Registrar and shall be accompanied by evidence of the award of the qualification in respect of which the person is seeking its registration.

6.   Notice of cancellation of registration in certain cases

   (1) Where under paragraph (1) of subsection (1) of section 4 of the Act the Registrar has written a letter to a registered health laboratory technologist inquiring whether he has ceased to practise or has changed his residence or has left Tanzania and has no intention of returning to practice or, where no answer has been returned to that letter within a period of six months, the Registrar may, by a registered letter addressed to the address appearing in the register, give notice to the health laboratory technologist that his name be removed from the register.

   (2) Notice of intention to remove the name of a registered health laboratory technologist from the register shall be deemed to have been served on the person concerned on the expiration of a period of thirty days from the date of the posting of the letter and immediately thereafter the Registrar shall erase the name of the health laboratory technologist from the register.

7.   Penalties

   Any person who contravenes any provision of these regulations shall upon conviction be liable to a fine of one hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term of one year to both that fine and imprisonment.

PART III
CODE OF CONDUCT (ETHICS AND SAFETY STANDARDS)
REGULATIONS (regs 8-9)

8.   Observation of Code of Conduct and Safety Rules

   All registered and licensed health laboratory technologists shall ensure that they observe the health laboratories technologists Code of Conduct and Health Laboratory Safety Rules set out in the First Schedule.

9.   Maintenance of quality control and assessment

   All registered and licensed health laboratory technologists shall be required to maintain internal quality control and external quality assessment practice pursuant to of subsection (1) of section 4 of the Act.

PART IV
INQUIRIES (regs 10-27)

10.   Complaints, inquiries and information

   (1) Any person may make complaints, inquiry or seek or send information to the Council on any matter or thing related to health laboratories or health laboratory technologists or on any matter or thing stipulated or covered in the Act or these regulations.

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