CLIAC

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CLIACClinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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CLIAC or subcommittees at the request of HHS, will review and make recommendations concerning: criteria for categorizing tests and review of analytes categorized as moderately complex and highly complex; determination of waived tests; personnel standards; patient test management, QC, QA standards; PT standards; applicability to the standards of new technology; and other issues relevant to CLIA if requested by HHS.
In addition to CLIAC, input also will come from laboratories, PT programs, accrediting organizations, exempt states, the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other government agencies, she says.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) met at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on February 4-5, 2009.
Last year, the CDC responded to the concerns of the Task Force and others by creating a genetics subcommittee to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC).
As noted at the last CLIAC meeting, several laboratories violate the PT regulations by sending PT specimens to reference laboratories and reporting the reference-laboratory's results.
Burritt was appointed to a 4-year term on CLIAC, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, which provides scientific and technical advice to the Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services, and to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CLIA's 20 years was reviewed with a spotlight on quality "then and now." Since 1992, CLIAC has made 62 recommendations of which 84% have been implemented and include provider performed microscopic procedures, connectivity between clinical and public-health labs, and publishing "Good Laboratory Practices for Waived Testing Sites." The CDC, partnering with CLIA, has hosted six institutes--from 1989's "Quality Improvement" to 2007's "Managing for Better Health." Presentations given by CLIA-affiliated entities--AABB, ASHI, COLA, CAP, The Joint Commission, New York and Washington State Departments of Health--describing how their programs relate to CLIA and quality.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) met at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Tom Harkin Global Communications Center in Atlanta on Sept.
The minutes and presentations from this CLIAC meeting will be posted on CDC's website at www.phppo.cdc.gov/cliac/default.aspx.
A special session of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) on June 20-21, 2006, addressed updating proficiency testing (PT) for gynecologic cytology methods.
The document summarizes the findings of multiple surveys of CW sites, and also comprehensively covers good laboratory practices for waived testing--recommended by CLIAC at previous meetings.
This was the first meeting for the new CLIAC Chair Lou Turner, DrPH, who is the director of the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, as well as for new committee members: