A working group of the Professional Relations Committee developed a proposal to modernize the CLIA regulations and maintain oversight of Laboratory Developed Testing Procedures (LDPs) under those regulations. AMP released the proposal on August 4, 2015. The working group is to be commended for wrestling with the issues and drafting a viable proposal that will provide reassurance that clinical validity is being assessed and information about LDPs is easily accessed by ordering physicians and the public, without elements that would curtail the ability of medical professionals to offer vital clinical services. The proposal consists of a tiered, risk-based structure that avoids duplication of activities within and between federal agencies.
Proposal Available Here: CLIA Modernization Proposal
View Proposal Presentation Slides: Proposal Presentation
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FDA's website devoted to all information relevant to the draft framework: www.FDA.gov/LDTs
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