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Washington Revised Code Title 70. Public Health and Safety § 70.42.010. Definitions

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Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

(1) “Department” means the *department of health if enacted, otherwise the department of social and health services.

(2) “Designated test site supervisor” means the available individual who is responsible for the technical functions of the test site and who meets the department's qualifications set out in rule by the department.

(3) “Person” means any individual, or any public or private organization, agent, agency, corporation, firm, association, partnership, or business.

(4) “Proficiency testing program” means an external service approved by the department which provides samples to evaluate the accuracy, reliability and performance of the tests at each test site.

(5) “Quality assurance” means a comprehensive set of policies, procedures, and practices to assure that a test site's results are accurate and reliable.  Quality assurance means a total program of internal and external quality control, equipment preventative maintenance, calibration, recordkeeping, and proficiency testing evaluation, including a written quality assurance plan.

(6) “Quality control” means internal written procedures and day-to-day analysis of laboratory reference materials at each test site to insure precision and accuracy of test methodology, equipment, and results.

(7) “Test” means any examination or procedure conducted on a sample taken from the human body, including screening.

(8) “Test site” means any facility or site, public or private, which analyzes materials derived from the human body for the purposes of health care, treatment, or screening.  A test site does not mean a facility or site, including a residence, where a test approved for home use by the federal food and drug administration is used by an individual to test himself or herself without direct supervision or guidance by another and where this test is not part of a commercial transaction.

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