TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-16.2
Laboratories

SECTION 23-16.2-3


§ 23-16.2-3 Application of law – Exceptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all laboratories and stations performing analytical or clinical laboratory services or specimens in this state except:

(1) A laboratory maintained by a hospital licensed under chapter 17 of this title or by a licensed physician or group of licensed physicians who make the tests referred to in § 23-16.2-2 personally and solely in connection with the treatment of their own patients; however, an independent laboratory that makes the tests on its own responsibility for a single physician or group of physicians is subject to this chapter.

(2) Any temporary or ad hoc health promotion or screening program conducted for the general public that offers generally accepted mass-screening procedures; provided the health promotion or screening program is conducted pursuant to a permit issued by the department of health.

(3) Any person performing only limited-function tests as defined in regulation by the director.

(4) Licensed pharmacists performing limited function tests as defined in § 5-19.1-2(p).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1961, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 85, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 356, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-39-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-16.2-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 331, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 126, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 397, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 413, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 59, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 157, § 4; P.L. 2015, ch. 182, § 4.)