Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 16.2

R.I. Gen. Laws 23-16.2-2

 23-16.2-2.  Definitions.

When used in this chapter:

(1) "Analytical laboratory" means a facility for the biological, microbiological, chemical, physical, and radiochemical examination of potable water, nonpotable water or other environmental matrices.

(2) "Clinical laboratory" means a facility for the biological, microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, radiobioassay, cytological, pathological, or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purposes of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of or the assessment of the health of human beings.

(3) "Director" means the director of the department of health.

(4) "Persons" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association.

(5) "Station" means a facility for the collection, processing, and transmission of the materials described in subdivisions (1) and (2) for the purposes described in subdivisions (1) and (2).

(6) "Certification" means the determination by the department of health that an analytical laboratory is capable of performing specific tests or analyses of environmental samples in accordance with the requirements of the regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

(7) "Clinical laboratory test" or "laboratory test" means a microbiological, serological, chemical, hematological, radiobioassay, cytological, immunological, or other pathological examination that is performed on material derived from the human body, the test or procedure conducted by a clinical laboratory that provides information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease or assessment of a medical condition.

(8) "Nationally recognized certification examination" means an appropriate examination, as determined by the director, covering both academic and practical knowledge, including, but not limited to, those offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Credentialing Agency (NCA), or the American Association of Bioanalysts Board of Registry (AAB), and including any appropriate categorical or specialty examinations.

History of Section.
P.L. 1961, ch. 94, 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 85, 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 356, 1; G.L. 1956, 23-39-2; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, 1; G.L. 1956, 23-16.2-2; P.L. 1982, ch. 126, 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 216, 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 413, 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 373, 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 59, 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 72, 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 20, 18.