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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA): Forums

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Forums are facilitated by the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), Bureau of Health Services (BHS). These forums are intended for professionals working in new or current CLIA certified clinical laboratories who would like more information on the following topics.

Past CLIA Forums

Forum I Presented November 29, 2023

Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Laboratory Survey Preparation and Process Part I

  • Survey Readiness and Organization of Documents and Records for Review
  • CMS-116 CLIA Application and CMS-209 Laboratory Personnel Report
  • Laboratory Personnel Responsibilities and Qualifications

Webinar Part I Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Part I Recording (Note: Technical issues with recording. Advance time from 3:45 to 9:30 to bypass dead airtime.)

Forum II Presented January 24, 2024

CoC Laboratory Survey Preparation and Process Part II

  • CMS-2567 Statement of Deficiencies (SOD), Response Requirements and Commonly Cited Deficiencies
  • Proficiency Testing (PT), PT Referral and CLIA PT Changes
  • Competency Assessment and New Test Performance Verification

Webinar Part II Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Part II Recording

Forum III Presented February 21, 2024

Certificate of Waiver (CoW) and Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM) Certified Lab Focus Part III

  • CLIA Application Updates, Fees and Certificates
  • CoW CLIA Requirements, Best Practices and Resources
  • PPM Overview, Personnel Competency Assessment, and Resources

Webinar Part III Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Part III Recording

Last revised April 4, 2024