(20 ILCS 3980/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 8003)
    Sec. 3. (a) The Laboratory Review Board's jurisdiction shall extend to all laboratories operated by or for the executive departments of State government, but shall not extend to laboratories operated by public or private schools, colleges or universities. Nothing, however, shall prohibit the Board from entering into cooperative programs with laboratories outside its jurisdiction.
    (b) With respect to the laboratories under its jurisdiction, the Board shall:
    (1) examine ways to make more efficient use of the State's present laboratory equipment inventory, including sharing of facilities, personnel and equipment;
    (2) examine ways to reduce laboratory backlogs;
    (3) review and comment on the construction, expansion, or renovation of State laboratory facilities exceeding $250,000 and generally plan for future laboratory needs;
    (4) review expenditures for private laboratory testing services which exceed $50,000 to determine whether State laboratories could more cost effectively provide the needed services;
    (5) establish quality assurance requirements for such laboratories, including peer review procedures or other independent evaluation methods;
    (6) facilitate the exchange of information among laboratories;
    (7) develop alternatives for restructuring the State's decentralized laboratory system;
    (8) conduct such other activities as may be necessary to provide for the safe and efficient operation of State laboratories.
(Source: P.A. 86-937.)