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(a) The Department of Health shall, subject to any inconsistent provisions in this act contained, continue to exercise the powers and perform the duties by law vested in and imposed upon the said department, the former bureaus thereof, the Commissioner of Health, and the Secretary of Health.
(b) The Department of Health shall permit any laboratory certified pursuant to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1967 (Public Law 90-174, 81 Stat. 533) that is licensed to perform screening testing of newborn infants in any state and uses normal pediatric reference ranges to conduct the analysis required by section 4(a) of the act of September 9, 1965 (P.L. 497, No. 251), 1 known as the “Newborn Child Testing Act,” as an alternative to the testing laboratory designated by the Department of Health in accordance with section 5 2 of the “Newborn Child Testing Act.” The testing performed by such laboratory must include testing for the newborn diseases as established by law or regulation and shall provide test results and reports consistent with policies, procedures, law and regulations. A testing laboratory designated by the Department of Health or permitted as an alternative under this subsection shall not use or provide blood samples for scientific research without the informed written consent of the parent or guardian of the child.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 71 P.S. State Government § 531. Powers and duties in general (Adm. Code § 2101) - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-71-ps-state-government/pa-st-sect-71-531/
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