Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures (PPMP).

The laboratory director designee must be a licensed health care practitioner (Physician, Podiatrist, Dentist, PA, NP, PharmD, RPh or CNM only) or a Ph.D. or D.Sc. holding a Certificate of Qualification. 

Special Notice Regarding Laboratory Directorship:

  • A Ph.D. or D.Sc. designee is not licensed health care practitioner and may not act as laboratory director in sites performing Provider-performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP). 
  • A PharmD or RPh designee may only order COVID-19 and/or Influenza testing.  A separate alternate ordering source from another licensed health care practitioner is required for any additional tests.

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