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Professional self-government of laboratory diagnosticians


The self-government of laboratory diagnosticians operates on the basis of the provisions of the Act of 27 July 2001 on laboratory diagnostics.

The membership of laboratory diagnosticians to the self-government is obligatory.

The professional self-government is independent in performing its tasks and is subject only to the provisions of the Act.

The sole organisational unit of the self-government of laboratory diagnosticians is The National Chamber of Laboratory Diagnosticians, having its seat in Warsaw.

The tasks of the self-government include in particular:

  • supervision over the due performance of laboratory diagnosis;
  • representing laboratory diagnosticians and protecting their professional interests;
  • acting for permanent improvement of professional qualifications of laboratory diagnosticians;
  • participating in the determination of standards and principles for the evaluation of activities performed by laboratory diagnosticians;
  • integrating the circles of laboratory diagnosticians;
  • conducting health care research.

The self-government of laboratory diagnosticians performs its tasks by:

  • providing opinion about draft legislations and presenting applications concerning legal provisions related to health care;
  • maintaining register of laboratory diagnosticians and a register of laboratories;
  • conducting disciplinary proceedings for laboratory diagnosticians;
  • recognising the right to practise the profession of a laboratory diagnostician;
  • supervising and evaluating laboratory diagnosis performed by laboratory diagnosticians;
  • suspending and depriving of the right to practise the profession and restricting the practice of the profession.

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is an office of government administration serving the Minister of Health.

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