The practice of Medical Laboratory Science Post-Act 857 era: Perceived role conflicts with ‘Laboratory Physicians’ and other scientists in Ghana

  • Dennis Adu-Gyasi Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Abdul-Rahman Bayong Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Obed Ohene-Djan Atuahene Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Robert Kwashie Adedze-Kpodo Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Michael Amo Omari Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Michael Amewonye Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Victor Amesawu Degenu Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Jacob Akuetteh Armah Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Abdul Latif Adam Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Prince Sodoke Amuzu Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Thomas Kwabena Gyampomah Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
  • Ignatius Abowini Nchor Awinibuno Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, P. O. Box 144, Korle Bu, Accra
Keywords: Medical Laboratory Science, Autonomy, Regulatory, Professional Body

Abstract

Medical Laboratory Science practice in Ghana faced several challenges at a period without regulation. In this era where the practice of the profession is regulated, turfs are being held to impede the development of medical laboratory professionals. In responding to the threat to the profession, the Medical Laboratory Science Professional Body in Ghana commissioned an expert
committee to review what pertains to international practice. The committee was to proffer direction to the implementors of health policies in Ghana. The outcome of the committee’s work was disseminated as a position paper which is presented to the scientific community to inform of the autonomy of the medical laboratory science profession post regulatory era in Ghana.

Annals of Medical Laboratory Science (2022) 2(2), 1 - 10

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Published
2022-06-05
How to Cite
Adu-Gyasi, D., Bayong, A.-R., Atuahene, O. O.-D., Adedze-Kpodo, R. K., Omari, M. A., Amewonye, M., Degenu, V. A., Armah, J. A., Adam, A. L., Amuzu, P. S., Gyampomah, T. K., & Awinibuno, I. A. N. (2022). The practice of Medical Laboratory Science Post-Act 857 era: Perceived role conflicts with ‘Laboratory Physicians’ and other scientists in Ghana. Annals of Medical Laboratory Science, 2(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.51374/annalsmls.2022.2.2.0059
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