1-49-2. Appointment of director--Functions of office. The secretary of the Department of Health shall appoint the director of the Office of Laboratory Services. The Office of Laboratory Services shall meet all applicable state and federal certification standards and regulations, and provide the following specific laboratory, testing, and analytical functions:
(1) The examination of clinical and environmental specimens for the purpose of protecting and promoting the public health;
(2) The testing and analysis of various products, foods, drinks, economic poisons, and other materials regulated or controlled by the state;
(3) The testing, examination, and analysis of samples relating to environmental control;
(4) Laboratory services upon request and in support of law enforcement agencies.Source:
SL 1985, ch 283, § 2; SL 1997, ch 17, § 1.