CHA News Article

CDPH Requests Stakeholder Input on Hospital Clinical Lab Regulations
Responses due Friday

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requests stakeholder input in revising regulations related to general acute care hospital clinical laboratory service. In the attached All Facilities Letter (AFL 17-18), CDPH outlines the specific areas in which it is requesting feedback, including anticipated costs imposed by requiring certain approvals in writing, whether hospitals have differing lab procedures for inpatients versus outpatients and who determines whether a pathologist candidate’s qualifications are equivalent to those required for certification. Responses are due Sept. 29 and may be submitted either online or via email; more details are included in the AFL.