Clinical Laboratories and Stations (216-RICR-60-05-4)


Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 60 Laboratories and Medical Examiner
Subchapter 05 State Laboratory
Part 4 Clinical Laboratories and Stations (216-RICR-60-05-4)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 08/04/2020 to 01/31/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-16.2-5

Purpose and Reason :

To establish alternative criteria that must be met for hiring clinical laboratory personnel during the state of emergency caused by COVID-19. 

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

COVID-19, the new disease caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has been deemed a global pandemic. It continues to spread and threatens to overwhelm the state’s ability to respond. Aggressive and sustained efforts are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 to lessen the strain on our health care system. By establishing alternative hiring requirements for clinical laboratory personnel, more rapid testing for COVID-19 can be performed.