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Proposed Revisions to the Infection Prevention and Control (IC) Chapter Requirements for the Laboratory (LAB) Program Field Review

91㽶Ƶ is proposing revisions to the “Infection Prevention and Control” (IC) chapter requirements for laboratories.

A brief overview of the changes:

  • The IC chapter underwent a full revision and will replace current IC chapter requirements effective July 1, 2025.
  • The revised IC chapter is more streamlined and focuses on the structures and processes that are essential to support quality and safety and identify a framework for a strong infection prevention and control program, while aligning requirements more closely to law and regulation, the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations (42 CFR 493), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings.

Step 1: Read the Revised Standards

Note: Prior to submitting your comments, download and review the document(s).
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Step 2: Provide Your Comments

Tell us what you think. Please submit your comments on the proposed requirements focused on infection control via the online survey, which will take approximately 30-35 minutes to complete.


If you are unable to complete this survey in one sitting, the survey tool will automatically save your responses. The survey must be started and completed using the same computer.

Comments will be gathered for six weeks beginning on June 4, 2024, and ending July 16, 2024.


Questions?

Natalya Rosenberg, PhD, RN, Senior Project Director, Global Standards and Survey Methods. at .