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Title 18 : Health


(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 501b)
  • § 501b. Certification of laboratories

    (a) The Commissioner may certify a laboratory that meets the standards currently in effect of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference and is accredited by an approved National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program accrediting authority or its equivalent to perform the testing and monitoring:

    (1) required under 10 V.S.A. chapter 56 and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act; and

    (2) of water from a potable water supply, as that term is defined in 10 V.S.A. § 1972(6).

    (b)(1) The Commissioner may by order suspend or revoke a certificate granted under this section, after notice and opportunity to be heard, if the Commissioner finds that the certificate holder has:

    (A) submitted materially false or materially inaccurate information; or

    (B) violated any material requirement, restriction, or condition of the certificate; or

    (C) violated any statute, rule, or order relating to this title.

    (2) The order shall set forth what steps, if any, may be taken by the certificate holder to relieve the holder of the suspension or enable the certificate holder to reapply for certification if a previous certificate has been revoked.

    (c) A person may appeal the suspension or revocation of the certificate to the Board under section 128 of this title.

    (d) Laboratory certification and approval Annual fee shall be:

    Drug laboratory approval $500.00

    Drug laboratory alternate approval $300.00

    Drug laboratory approval renewal $300.00

    Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) laboratory certification

    Bacteriology $500.00

    Inorganic chemistry $500.00

    Organic chemistry (volatile organic compounds/pesticides $500.00

    Radiological chemistry $500.00

    Laboratory site visits Not to exceed cost

    Clinical laboratory registration fee $25.00

    (e) Fees collected under this section shall be credited to a special fund and shall be available to the Department to offset the costs of providing these services.

    (f) A laboratory certified to conduct testing of groundwater sources or water supplies for use by a potable water supply, as that term is defined in 10 V.S.A. § 1972(6), including under the requirements of 10 V.S.A. § 1982, shall submit the results of groundwater analyses to the Department of Health in a format required by the Department of Health. (Added 1991, No. 71, § 6; amended 1997, No. 155 (Adj. Sess.), § 56; 2003, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2011, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2013; 2017, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 2019, No. 57, § 16.)