Clinical Laboratories and Stations (216-RICR-60-05-4)
|Title||216||Department of Health|
|Chapter||60||Laboratories and Medical Examiner|
|Part||4||Clinical Laboratories and Stations (216-RICR-60-05-4)|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|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.