Phlebotomy Certification Recognized in Connecticut


Here are some Industry Updates you should know about from the National Health Career Association.

Phlebotomy Certification Recognized
(Not Required) in Connecticut

NHA was proud to advocate for phlebotomists in Connecticut, as recently the governor signed two acts into law. Connecticut now defines ‘“phlebotomist” as “a person, acting on an order of a licensed physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or podiatrist, who draws blood for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research or blood donations.”

The state law now provides that “a person who practices as a phlebotomist in the state may obtain certification as a phlebotomist from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Center for Competency Testing, National Phlebotomy Association, National Healthcareer Association or American Medical Technologists.”

Phlebotomist are not required to be certified in the state of Connecticut.  However, only a certified phlebotomist working in a hospital may perform the extended phlebotomy function of   “flushing a peripheral IV with prepackaged normal saline, in a single use pre-filled syringe.” Read full article here.

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