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SECTION 573
Issuance of certificates of qualification
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 5
§ 573. Issuance of certificates of qualification. 1. The public health
council shall prescribe minimum qualifications for directors in areas of
testing, including, but not limited to, microbiology, immunology,
chemistry, hematology, biophysics, cytology, pathology, genetics and
blood banking.

2. The department shall issue a certificate of qualification to any
person who meets such minimum qualifications and who otherwise
demonstrates to the department that such person possesses the character,
competence, training and ability to administer properly the technical
and scientific operation of a clinical laboratory or blood bank,
including supervision of procedures and reporting of findings of tests.

3. Application for a certificate of qualification shall be made on
forms provided by the department and shall contain the procedures or
categories of procedures for which the certificate is sought and such
other information as the department may require.

4. The certificate shall be valid for a period of two years from the
date of issuance and may be renewed for successive two year periods
thereafter. The original application and each renewal application shall
be accompanied by a registration fee of forty dollars.

5. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the commissioner
may issue a temporary certificate of qualification to any person pending
the issuance of a certificate as provided in this section. A temporary
certificate shall be valid for a period of thirty days from the date of
its issuance and may be renewed for a maximum of four successive periods
of thirty days.