Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
specimens may be used by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory for:
(a) Quality assurance and method development
activities as required to maintain CLIA compliance.
(b) Program evaluation and quality
activities as required in ORS
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory
shall only release specimens as follows:
To a third-party laboratory to perform some or all testing described in OAR
(b) If required by a
(c) To the parent or
legal guardian of the infant, or a third party identified by a parent or legal
guardian, with a parent or legal guardian's written authorization, according to
the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory procedure for requesting specimens.
(3) Specimens may not be
released under subsection (2)(c) of this rule within 30 days of the report of
the screening results.
Specimens submitted to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory are retained
for 18 months after which the specimen is destroyed using a secure method,
except as necessary to comply with section (1) of this rule. The destruction
may occur at any time in the month following the specimen's 18-month retention
(5) Specimens retained for
longer than 18 months as necessary to comply with section (1) of this rule
shall be de-identified by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.
Or. Admin. R.
adopt filed 12/20/2018, effective 01/01/2019;
24-2019, amend filed 11/18/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS