Department of Health

Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program

The Department of Health is responsible for licensing and inspecting many of the clinical laboratories that operate in New York State. We examined whether the Department was complying its licensing and inspection requirements, and found that it generally was. However, it was not always inspecting the laboratories within the required time frames. We also examined the actions taken by the Department in following up on complaints about the laboratories, and found that the Department was sometimes slow to respond to such complaints.

For a complete copy of Report 2008-S-88 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.