2021 Georgia Code
Title 31 - Health
Chapter 22 - Clinical Laboratories
§ 31-22-2. Certification of Clinical Laboratories

Universal Citation: GA Code § 31-22-2 (2021)

No clinical laboratory shall be operated in this state unless it is certified.

(Ga. L. 1970, p. 531, § 4; Ga. L. 1975, p. 737, § 2; Ga. L. 1982, p. 1081, §§ 3, 4, 8, 9; Ga. L. 2009, p. 453, § 1-4/HB 228; Ga. L. 2010, p. 838, § 10/SB 388; Ga. L. 2021, p. 472, § 1/HB 93.)

The 2021 amendment, effective July 1, 2021, rewrote this Code section.


Amount and disposition of licensure fees.

- Fees for laboratory licenses must not exceed those amounts calculated to defray cost of inspecting, evaluating, and investigating nonexempt laboratories; all fees collected under licensure law must be paid into state treasury, and licensing program must be financed out of funds made available to department by General Assembly. 1970 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 70-140.

Subsection (e) enunciates qualifications for position of clinical director.

- Legislature desires to have directors licensed as clinical directors; provisions of this section enunciate certain qualifications needed for position of clinical director. 1970 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 70-140.



- Failure to procure occupational or business license or permit as affecting validity or enforceability of contract, 30 A.L.R. 834; 42 A.L.R. 1226; 118 A.L.R. 646.

Right to enjoin business competitor from unlicensed or otherwise illegal acts or practices, 90 A.L.R.2d 7.

Recovery back of money paid to unlicensed person required by law to have occupational or business license or permit to make contract, 74 A.L.R.3d 637.

Practices forbidden by state deceptive trade practice and consumer protection acts, 89 A.L.R.3d 449.

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