The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program oversees laboratories that test human specimens for diagnostic purposes. These include hospital laboratories, stand-alone diagnostic labs, and doctors' offices.
Contact Person: Lakeisha Wright, Section Manager (803) 545-4291
- CLIA SOM Chapter 6 Reference (pdf)
- Appendix C Survey Procedures for the Application of Conditions for Coverage for Independent Laboraories - Interpretive Guidelines 42 CFR 493, Subpart A-H, J, K Part 1, K Part 2, M & Q (pdf)
- Appendix Q Guidelines for Determining Immediate and Serious Threat to Patient Health and Safety