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VA RIN: 2900-AP64 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Adopting Clinical Laboratory Improvement Standards 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations to address the applicability of certain Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) standards, codified in 42 CFR part 493, to VA. CLIA establishes quality standards for laboratory testing performed on specimens from humans, such as blood, body fluid and tissue, for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease, or assessment of health. This change would reflect VA’s longstanding practice of applying relevant CLIA standards, designate those portions of 42 CFR part 493 adopted by VA as controlling standards, and clarify those standards that will remain subject to VA oversight and enforcement.


Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.3500   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Quynh Vantu
Health Science Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 632-8418