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abandonment cease to support or look after
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration; federal agency that creates workplace safety regulations and enforces the OSH Act of 1970
assault make a physical attack on
battery the crime or tort of unconsented physical contact with another person, even where the contact is not violent but merely menacing or offensive
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments; a federal act that specifies minimum performance standards for clinical laboratories
CAP College of American Pathologists; board-certified pathologists serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide
burden of proof the obligation to prove one's assertion
chain of custody refers to the chronological documentation or paper trail, showing the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of physical or electronic evidence
JC Joint commission; The Joint Commission is a United States-based nonprofit organization that accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
POL Physicians Office Laboratory; small medical lab located within a physician office, group practice, of clinic
POCT Point-of-Care Testing; testing outside the traditional laboratory setting, also called bedside testing, off-site testing, near-patient testing or alternative-site testing
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; Provides extensive documentation to assist covered entities and business associates
AABB American Association of Blood Banks; international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies
CDC Center for Disease Control; national public health system
informed consent permission granted in the knowledge of the possible consequences
credential a document or certificate proving a person's identity or qualifications
NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; agency that accredits educational programs for clinical laboratory personnel
CLSI Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; promotes the development and use of voluntary laboratory consensus standards and guidelines within the health care community
accreditation give authority to (someone or something) when recognized standards have been met
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