CLIA Officials Propose Major Sanctions against Prominent Academic Center Clinical Laboratory Due to Inadvertent Referral of Proficiency Test Referrals
Many clinical laboratory directors are unaware that CLIA officials have proposed heavy sanctions against the medical laboratory of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, located in Columbus, Ohio. The enforcement actions include possible revocation of the lab’s CLIA license because of the inadvertent referral of proficiency testing specimens by the OSUWMC lab.
This is a significant event for the clinical laboratory profession. It will certainly catch the attention of those pathologists who serve as laboratory directors in labs holding Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification. It is extremely rare for any first-rank medical laboratory organization to face the possibility of having its CLIA license revoked by CLIA officials. (more…)