Sec. 1036.4 - Technical Supervisor

ยง 1036.4. Technical Supervisor

(a) Every laboratory director, under whom high complexity tests or examinations are performed, shall either perform the duties of a technical supervisor or employ a technical supervisor who is responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory.

(b) A technical supervisor of a laboratory performing high complexity testing shall:

(1) Possess an active, valid, license issued by the state to perform high complexity testing pursuant to chapter 3 of Business and Professions Code or to practice medicine, osteopathy or podiatry, pursuant to chapter 5 of Business and Professions Code appropriate to the specialty or specialties for which they are consulting; and

(2) Meet the experience requirements in Section493.1449 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as published October 1, 1994.

(c) While not required to be on site at all times testing is performed, a technical supervisor shall be available to laboratory testing personnel at all times to provide either on-site, telephone or electronic consultation.

(d) A technical supervisor shall be responsible for all the activities listed in Section 493.1451 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as published October 1, 1994.

(1. New section filed 2-24-2000 as an emergency; operative 2-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 8). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-23-2000 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 2. New section refiled 6-21-2000 as an emergency; operative 6-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-23-2000 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 3. New section refiled 10-19-2000 as an emergency; operative 10-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-21-2001 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 4. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-19-2000 order transmitted to OAL 2-21-2001 and filed 4-3-2001 (Register 2001, No. 14).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 1224, Business and Professions Code; and Section 100275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1206, 1207,1208, 1209, 1209.1 and 1210, Business and Professions Code.

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