Provisional Permit Bill signed into law!

NYSCLA is very pleased to report that a new Provision Permit pathway to licensing in the practice of Clinical Laboratory Technology in New York State has been signed into law. Article 165 of the Education Law has been updated to include additional information. Details are available on the New York State Education Department (NYSED).


  • The Provisional Permit is designed to provide licensees with an opportunity to work as Medical Technologists or Histologists while they are completing any remaining required coursework per the qualifications set forth by NYSED.
  • The Provisional Permit is valid for one year and may be extended an additional year at the discretion of the NYSED.
  • Once published, he regulations will provide specific details on who is eligible and how to apply under this pathway.
  • Any employees with a current “Limited License” (due to expire on 8/31/18) should have received an email from NYSED with specific instructions on how to apply for the Provisional Permit. If they have not, they should go to the NYSED website and follow the instructions for submitting the appropriate form.