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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 3. Clinical Laboratory Technology [1200 - 1327]

  ( Chapter 3 repealed and added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1727. )

ARTICLE 3. Application of the Chapter [1240 - 1246.7]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1727. )


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person may request, and any licensed clinical laboratory or public health laboratory may perform, the laboratory tests specified in this section. A registered clinical laboratory may perform the laboratory tests specified in this section if the test is subject to a certificate of waiver under CLIA and the laboratory has registered with the department under paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 1265. A program for nondiagnostic general health assessment that includes a laboratory test specified in this section shall comply with the provisions of Section 1244. The results from any test may be provided directly to the person requesting the test if the test is on or for his or her own body. These test results shall be provided in a manner that presents clear information and that identifies results indicating the need for referral to a physician and surgeon.

The tests that may be conducted pursuant to this section are: pregnancy, glucose level, cholesterol, occult blood, and any other test for which there is a test for a particular analyte approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for sale to the public without a prescription in the form of an over-the-counter test kit. A test approved only as an over-the-counter collection device may not be conducted pursuant to this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 450, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2005.)