"Physician Office Inspections...
An Inspection Through the Inspector's Eyes"


A Recap of the October 18th
at Highland Hospital in Rochester

Denise Danzi-Rotolo welcomed members Upstate New York Point of Care Group to this audioconference.  Special Thank you to Colleen Flood, MS, Deputy Director, NYS Department of Health Physician Office Laboratory Evaluation Program and her staff for their expert guidance and efforts in helping to make this audioconference a success.


Topics presented and presenters

“General Overview of Physician Office Laboratory Evaluation Program”
Colleen Flood, MS, Deputy Director
NYS Department of Health Physician Office Laboratory Evaluation Program


“Revised CLIA Regulations as of April 2003 and how these
regulations impact compliance requirements in the physician
office laboratory setting”
Ed Maziarz
NYS DOH Physician Office Laboratory Evaluation Program


“ Review of Proficiency Testing Requirements”
Julie-Ann Fortran, BS, MT
NYS DOH Physician Office Laboratory Evaluation Program


Meeting Overview
Excellent information was provided and reviewed by our presenters.  Group was provided with presentation material from each presenter. Copies of presentation materials can be sent to members who were unable to attend this very informative meeting.  Materials can be requested by e-mailing Denise Danzi-Rotolo, President Upstate New York POC Group (denise_danzirotolo@urmc.rochester.edu ).


Business Meeting

  • Minutes were approved from Spring Meeting

  • Election of officers was held for 2005 – they are as follows:

    • President
      Denise Danzi-Rotolo, Strong Health/Highland Division, Rochester, NY

    • Vice President
      Michele Heckler, Strong Memorial, Rochester, NY

    • Treasurer
      Valerie McDowell, Veterans Hospital, Buffalo, NY

    • Secretary
      Cheryl Conkling, Centrex Clinical Laboratories, New Hartford, NY

Spring Meeting
Our next meeting will be held on April 11, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York – possible topic to be arranged: “ New York State POC Rules and Regulations, how we as POC can assure we are meeting all of the regulations required.”