§ 1171.22. Laboratories generally.
(a) A laboratory may not identify, collect, handle or conduct tests on samples from a grower/processor or conduct tests on test samples for the Department unless the laboratory has been approved by the Department under § 1171.23 (relating to approval of laboratories) and has entered into a written contract with the grower/processor under § 1171.29 (relating to testing requirements).
(b) The Department will post on its web site a current list of approved laboratories.
(c) An approved laboratory shall employ at least one director to oversee and be responsible for the identification, collection, handling and testing operations of the approved laboratory. A director shall have earned, from a college or university accredited by a National or regional accrediting authority, at least one of the following:
(1) A doctorate of science or an equivalent degree in chemistry, biology, or a subdiscipline of chemistry or biology.
(2) A masters level degree in a chemical or biological science and a minimum of 2 years post-degree laboratory experience related to testing of medicinal or pharmaceutical products or other experience as approved by the Department.
(3) A bachelors degree in a biological science and a minimum of 4 years post-degree laboratory experience related to testing of medicinal or pharmaceutical products or other experience as approved by the Department.
(d) A principal or employee of a medical marijuana organization may not also own, be employed by or affiliated with an approved laboratory that has a contract with that medical marijuana organization.
(e) An approval issued by the Department to a laboratory under this part is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance and is valid only for the laboratory named and the location specified in the approval.
(f) An approval issued by the Department to a laboratory under this part is not transferable to any other person or any other location unless the laboratory obtains the prior written consent of the Department.
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