Department of Health
Wadsworth Center for
and Research: Environmental Laboratory Approval Program
The Environmental Laboratory Approval Program was
ensure the reliability of the environmental testing performed by
laboratories that either operate
in New York State or test samples collected in New York State.
To ensure this reliability,
laboratories are certified to perform environmental testing by
the Wadsworth Center for
Laboratories and Research, which is administered by the
Department of Health. In our prior
audit report 94-S-40, we examined the Center's certification
activities and found that
improvements were needed in monitoring and enforcement efforts to
ensure that the
laboratories were performing accurate environmental testing. In
our follow-up review, we
found that significant progress has been made in implementing the
contained in our prior report.
For a complete copy of Report 96-F-20 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.