PA 17-23—SB 41
Public Health Committee
AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS
SUMMARY: This act specifically allows individuals practicing as phlebotomists in the state to obtain phlebotomist certification from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Center for Competency Testing, National Phlebotomy Association, National Healthcareer Association, or American Medical Technologists.
The act defines “phlebotomist” as a person who draws blood for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research, or blood donations. (PA 17-234 amends this definition by requiring the person to act under an order of a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or podiatrist.)
The state does not license or certify phlebotomists. In practice, entities that employ phlebotomists may require that they be nationally certified.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017
PA 17-234 allows a phlebotomist at a hospital to flush a peripherally inserted intravenous line (“peripheral IV”) with prepackaged normal saline in a single use pre-filled syringe, under certain conditions.