Amplifying the voice of the lab during policymaking: Dr. Bill Morice

Answers from the Lab

Many laboratorians are not patient-facing. So, while laboratories are critical to patient care, they may lack visibility when it comes to policymaking.

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, and William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, discuss their leadership roles in national advocacy organizations and the importance of laboratorian engagement in the federal regulatory process.

Specific topics of discussion include: 

  • How advocacy and membership organizations, like the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), support laboratories and clinicians.
  • How these organizations play a role in regulatory efforts, including reimbursement, the VALID Act, and FDA regulation of laboratory developed tests.
  • Why it is important for laboratorians to stay engaged and ensure that policymakers hear their perspectives.

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Answers from the Lab is a Mayo Clinic Laboratories curated podcast sharing knowledge and advancements regarding the state of testing, laboratory science, and the people who make it all happen behind the scenes. 

Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date.

Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.