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(a) No person shall hereafter operate or conduct a blood bank in this Commonwealth unless duly licensed by the secretary under the provisions of this act. The license required by this act shall be in addition to any other license or permit required by any local board of health or other body exercising the powers of such a board in this Commonwealth.
(b) The department shall issue a license to the applicant to operate a blood bank to provide the service and program described in the application if the department is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the provisions of this act and the rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to this act. Any person who has conducted or maintained a blood bank prior to the effective date of this act may, until action has been taken on such application by the department, continue in operation if applications are made for a license within one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act.
(c) A license shall expire one year after the date of issuance unless renewed. Licenses may be renewed in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as the issuance of the original license and upon payment of a renewal application fee.
(d) If any major change in the program or services, including the discontinuance of substantial services of the blood bank are made, the changes shall be registered with the department within thirty days.
(e) Each blood bank must have a license. A single license must be obtained for each location of a blood bank even though several blood banks or locations may be supervised by the same director. A license shall be valid only in the hands of the person to whom it is issued and shall not be a subject of sale, assignment, or transfer, voluntary or involuntary, nor shall a license be valid for any premises other than that for which issued. However, a new license may be secured for a new location, or owner prior to the actual change, provided that the contemplated change is in compliance with the provisions of this act and the rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to this act.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety § 6511. Licensing - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-35-ps-health-and-safety/pa-st-sect-35-6511.html
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