CLIA Testing for EMS Agencies

Since all EMS Agencies in Georgia are required to have devices that can check a patient's blood glucose, all EMS Agencies are required to have a CLIA Certificate of Waiver. Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988, and under CLIA, a laboratory is defined as a facility that performs applicable testing on materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or assessment of the health of, human beings.

To learn more about CLIA and how to apply for a CLIA Certificate of Waiver, please review the following:

 

The State Agency for CLIA in Georgia is:

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
Healthcare Facility Regulation
Division Diagnostic Services Unit
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 31-447
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-5700
FAX: (404) 463-4398
Email: hfrd.diagnostic@dch.ga.gov