OLR Bill Analysis

SB 193

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF HAIR FOLLICLE DRUG TESTING BY CLINICAL LABORATORIES.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires a clinical laboratory to administer a hair follicle drug test if the (1) laboratory offers that test as a diagnostic testing service and (2) test is ordered by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse.

Under the bill and existing law, a “clinical laboratory” is any facility or other area used for microbiological, serological, chemical, hematological, immunohematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological, or other examinations of human body fluids, secretions, excretions, or excised or exfoliated tissues, to provide information for the (1) diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of human disease or impairment; (2) assessment of human health; or (3) presence of drugs, poisons, or other toxicological substances.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

27

Nay

0

(03/23/2015)