Clinical Laboratory Science is the application of physical, chemical, and biological principles to the performance of laboratory procedures. Clinical Laboratory Science encompasses research, development, teaching, supervision, and performance of these procedures and services. Clinical Laboratory Science is an independent profession which participates in and contributes to health services. In order to be able to discharge fully its responsibilities, the Association is committed to the task of achieving equal opportunities in all aspects of any intersociety agency whose objectives are directed in the profession of Clinical Laboratory Science in which the Association is represented. The Association will provide the opportunity to increase knowledge in scientific depth and the advancement of the profession through continuing education. The Association will participate in the development of programs that evaluate and monitor the technical proficiency of the practitioners of Clinical Laboratory Science. The Association provides a forum available to all practitioners subscribing to the Code of Ethics of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and is the voice of the profession of Clinical Laboratory Science. The Association concurs with the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association (AMA).