CHA News Article

Clinical Laboratories to Receive New Communications From CDPH

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that Laboratory Field Services will now distribute All Clinical Laboratories Letters (ACLLs) to facilities licensed or registered by CDPH. The letters will address standards CDPH is imposing, allow the public to observe which California laws are more stringent than federal standards, and specify which accrediting organizations have been approved to conduct inspections. Public comment on an ACLL will be received and considered by the department for 30 days after posting online. Forty-five days after being posted online, ACLLs will become final with the force of regulations. More information, including current ACLLs, can be found at www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/lfs/Pages/AllClinicalLaboratoriesLetters.aspx.

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