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Environmental Laboratory Approval Program

The Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) of the Wadsworth Center was established in 1984, under Section 502 of the Public Health Law and is responsible for the certification of laboratories performing environmental analyses on samples originating from New York State, thus ensuring the accuracy and reliability of these analyses.

ELAP currently grants certification to commercial, facility self-monitoring and government operated environmental laboratories, in the following fields of accreditation:

Medical Marijuana

Laboratories that are seeking accreditation for medical marijuana testing must be located in New York State and will be required to submit an application for approval. The application form, certification manual and associated methods will be available shortly.

Please note that all laboratories seeking accreditation will be required to provide evidence that they have the proper controlled substance license from the New York State (NYS) Department of Health Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) and that they are registered with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Laboratories interested in obtaining a controlled substance license may call the toll free BNE call center line at (866) 811-7957 and follow the prompts for license to engage in controlled substance activity. Instructions and the License Application to Engage in a Controlled Substance Activity in NYS can be found on BNE's website. The application for DEA registration can be found on DEA's website.


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