§11-113-16 - Performance test requirement for licensure.
§11-113-16 Performance test requirement for licensure.
(a) The performance testing program is part of:
(1) The initial evaluation of a laboratory seeking a license; and
(2) The continuing assessment of laboratory performance necessary to maintain a license.
(b) Successful participation in three consecutive cycles of testing shall be required before a laboratory is eligible to be considered for inspection and certification. These initial three cycles (and any required for recertification) can be compressed into a three month period (one per month). The performance tests shall include all drugs or metabolites of drugs, or alcohol for which the laboratory shall be licensed to analyze.
(c) After certification, laboratories shall be challenged every three months for a total of four cycles per year.
(d) The performance testing program must be acceptable to the director.
[Eff 1/23/92; am and comp OCT 19 2007 ] (Auth. HRS §§329B-4, 329B-8) (Imp: HRS §329B-4)
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