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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 4. Human Whole Blood, Human Whole Blood Derivatives, and Other Biologics [1600 - 1630]

  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1055. )

ARTICLE 6. Enforcement [1617 - 1620]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1055. )


(a)  The department shall administer this chapter.

(b)  In order to carry out this chapter, any duly authorized representative of the department may do any of the following:

(1)  Enter or inspect on an announced or unannounced basis any building, premise, equipment, materials, records, or information at any reasonable time to secure compliance with, or prevent a violation of, this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(2)  Inspect, photograph, or copy any records, reports, test results, test specimens, or other information related to the requirements of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(3)  Secure any sample, photograph, or other evidence from any building or premise for the purpose of enforcing this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 800, Sec. 16.)


(a)  Licenses shall be suspended or revoked by the department for the violation of any provision of this chapter, or of any rule or regulation made by the department under authority conferred by this chapter. The proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with Section 100171.

(b)  Licenses may be denied for any reason applicable to revocation and suspension of licenses.

(c)  District and city attorneys shall prosecute violations of this chapter upon evidence of violations within their respective jurisdictions submitted by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 220, Sec. 19. Effective August 4, 1997.)


Nothing in this chapter shall be considered to be in conflict with Part 5 (commencing with Section 109875) of Division 104 of this code and all provisions of that division shall apply to biologics within the meaning of this chapter, except that this chapter shall not apply to products of:

(a)  A laboratory licensed by the Public Health Service, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

(b)  A laboratory licensed by the Animal Inspection and Quarantine Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 170. Effective September 29, 1996.)


The violation of any provision of this chapter is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 148. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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