Section 483.035, Florida Statutes 2004
483.035 Clinical laboratories operated by practitioners for exclusive use; licensure and regulation.--
(1) A clinical laboratory operated by one or more practitioners licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter 461, chapter 462, or chapter 466, exclusively in connection with the diagnosis and treatment of their own patients, must be licensed under this part and must comply with the provisions of this part, except that the agency shall adopt rules for staffing, for personnel, including education and training of personnel, for proficiency testing, and for construction standards relating to the licensure and operation of the laboratory based upon and not exceeding the same standards contained in the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 and the federal regulations adopted thereunder.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a clinical laboratory operated by one or more practitioners who hold the facilities of the laboratory out as available for the performance of diagnostic tests for other practitioners or their patients. All provisions of this part apply to a clinical laboratory that receives any referred work or performs any work for patients referred by another practitioner.
History.--s. 3, ch. 93-178; s. 2, ch. 97-91.