TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-16.2
Laboratories

SECTION 23-16.2-4


§ 23-16.2-4 License required for clinical laboratories – Term of license – Application – Fee.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any persons, corporation, or other form of business entity to perform clinical or analytical laboratory services on specimens collected in this state or to own or maintain a laboratory or station in this state without having a license issued by the department of health pursuant to this chapter. A license, unless sooner suspended or revoked under the provisions of this chapter, shall expire on the thirtieth (30th) day of December of every other year following the date of license. This will be determined on an odd-even basis with respect to the license number. Each license shall be issued only to conduct the tests approved and for the premises and persons named in the application, and shall not be transferable or assignable. The fee for a clinical laboratory license shall be as set forth in § 23-1-54 for each specialty for which the laboratory is approved. The fee for a station license shall be as set forth in § 23-1-54. The fees shall be made payable to the general treasurer, state of Rhode Island, and submitted with the application to the department of health.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any persons, corporations, or other form of entity to own, operate, maintain, conduct, or sponsor a temporary or ad hoc screening program without having obtained a permit from the director of health. The fee for any permit shall be as set forth in § 23-1-54. It is within the director's discretion to waive the fee. All fees shall be made payable to the general treasurer, state of Rhode Island. Nothing contained in this section shall require any licensed persons, corporations, or other entity to pay the permit fee, if the screening program is provided free of charge to the public by the licensed persons, corporation, or entity.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1961, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 85, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 356, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-39-4; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-16.2-4; P.L. 1982, ch. 126, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 397, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 216, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 51, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 413, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 59, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 29; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 39.)