3742.09 Applying for approval of laboratory.

(A) Any person desiring approval from the director of health for an environmental lead analytical laboratory or a clinical laboratory to perform lead testing shall submit an application for approval to the director on forms that he shall prescribe and provide.

(B) The director shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to establish all of the following:

(1) Procedures and criteria for approval of clinical laboratories and environmental lead analytical laboratories, including lead testing requirements and the qualification of laboratory owners and personnel;

(2) Fees for application for approval of laboratories;

(3) Any other requirements pertinent to the operation of a clinical laboratory or an environmental lead analytical laboratory.

(C) The director shall issue the appropriate approval to any applicant who meets the requirements of division (A) of this section and rules adopted under division (B) of this section, pays the application fee, and demonstrates compliance with the record-keeping and reporting requirements established by rule adopted under section 3742.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) Each clinical laboratory approved under this section shall report to the director the presence, at levels established by rule adopted under section 3742.03 of the Revised Code, of lead, cadmium, mercury, or arsenic in a blood or urine specimen. The report shall be made on a form prescribed by the director.

Effective Date: 07-01-1994