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Current List of Laboratories Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies: Correction

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AGENCY:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice; Correction.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Health and Human Services notifies Federal agencies of the laboratories currently certified to meet standards of Subpart C of Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (59 FR 29916, 29925). A notice listing all currently certified laboratories is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month.

Inadvertently, a currently certified laboratory was left off the list published on June 3, 2003, in FR Vol. 68, No. 106, Pages 33173-33175.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mrs. Giselle Hersh, Division of Workplace Programs, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockwall 2 Building, Room 815, Rockville, Maryland 20857; Tel.: (301) 443-6014, Fax: (301) 443-3031.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing were developed in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and section 503 of Pub. L. 100-71. Subpart C of the Guidelines, “Certification of Laboratories Engaged in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies,” sets strict standards which laboratories must meet in order to conduct urine drug testing for Federal agencies. To become certified an applicant laboratory must undergo three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection.

To maintain that certification a laboratory must participate in a quarterly performance testing program plus periodic, on-site inspections.

Laboratories which claim to be in the applicant stage of certification are not to be considered as meeting the minimum requirements expressed in the HHS Guidelines. A laboratory must have its letter of certification from SAMHSA, HHS (formerly: HHS/NIDA) which attests that it has met minimum standards.

In accordance with Subpart C of the Guidelines, the following laboratory has met the minimum standards set forth in the Guidelines: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, 1120 Stateline Road West, Southaven, MS 38671 866-827-8042/800-233-6339 (Formerly: LabCorp Occupational Testing Services, Inc., MedExpress/National Laboratory Center).

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Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 03-14670 Filed 6-9-03; 8:45 am]

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