2012 Wyoming Statutes
33-34-105. Duties and powers of state agency.

WY Stat § 33-34-105 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) The state agency may inquire into the operation of laboratories and may conduct periodic inspections of facilities, methods, procedures, materials, staff and equipment.

(b) The state agency may require laboratories to submit, in a form prescribed by the state agency, periodic reports of tests performed and such other pertinent and qualifying information as the state agency may need to carry out the provisions of this act. The state agency may also require laboratories to submit lists of medical technologists who are employed to perform laboratory procedures and to notify the state agency of any changes in such personnel.

(c) The state agency shall operate and approve laboratory reference systems and prescribe standards for the examination of specimens. As part of the laboratory reference systems, the state agency may require laboratories to analyze test samples submitted by the state agency or an approved system and report the results to the state agency. The rules and regulations of the state agency shall prescribe the manner in which analyses of samples are performed and reports thereon submitted. Such analyses and reports may be considered by the state agency in proceedings under W.S. 33-34-108.

(d) The state agency shall adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this act. Where feasible such rules and regulations shall equal or exceed minimum standards for laboratory certification contained in federal rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act of 1967 (Public Law 90-174) or subsequent federal clinical laboratory acts. However, where feasible and consistent with the above, any clinical laboratory which is located in the office of a physician who only performs tests in the treatment of his own patients and accepts no referral specimens, may be excluded from the licensing requirements of this act. The rules and regulations prescribed and adopted may not be implemented until submitted to the Wyoming legislature for review and approval under procedures as the legislature may prescribe.

(e) The state agency may employ inspectors, investigators, assistants and other employees necessary to carry out the provisions of this act, fix their compensation within limits provided by law and prescribe their duties. Qualifications for laboratory inspectors shall be the same as the qualifications established for supervisors pursuant to subsection (f) of this section.

(f) The state agency may establish qualifications for supervisor and technical personnel employed in laboratories with the advice and assistance of the advisory committee authorized under W.S. 33-34-106.

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