TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER d: LABORATORIES AND BLOOD BANKS
PART 465 CERTIFICATION AND OPERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES
SECTION 465.140 CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF CERTIFICATES


 

Section 465.140  Conditions Governing the Use of Certificates

 

a)         Certification of environmental laboratories shall be effective for a two-year period from the date of issue, unless modified or revoked by the Department.  Application for timely renewal of certification shall be made to the Department no later than 90 days prior to the applicable expiration date. Approval of a renewal application shall be contingent upon the environmental laboratory meeting all of the factors considered in granting the original certification, including acceptable results on proficiency testing samples (PTs) required under this Part.  When a certified environmental laboratory has made timely and sufficient application for renewal of certification or certification for additional parameters, the existing certification shall, unless otherwise modified or revoked in accordance with this Part, continue in full force and effect until the final decision of the Department on the application has been made.

 

b)         Certification shall be limited to those parameters for which an environmental laboratory has been approved and that are listed on the certificate of approval.

 

c)         The certificate of approval shall be posted or displayed in a prominent place in the laboratory facility.

 

d)         Information related to the certification of an environmental laboratory shall be accurately represented if used in any advertising and shall prominently include the statement that, "Certification by the State of Illinois is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the validity of the data generated." This information shall also specify the parameters for which the environmental laboratory has been certified.  The advertising shall not include any representation that the environmental laboratory is certified to perform a type of analysis for which it lacks proper certification.

 

e)         An environmental laboratory may surrender its certification voluntarily by notifying the  Department in writing and returning the certificate.

 

(Source:  Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 14494, effective August 12, 2011)