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Essential Service #6 - Enforce laws and regulations that protect health/safety


Key = Optimal Activity = Significant Activity = Moderate Activity = Minimal Activity = No Activity

ES #1 ES #2 ES #3 ES #4 ES #5 ES #6 ES #7 ES #8 ES #9 ES #10

Indicator 6.1 Revision of Laws and Regulations 67%
- The SPH Laboratory System regularly and periodically reviews and recommends revisions of federal and State laws and regulations pertaining to laboratory practice
Indicator 6.2 Encourage Compliance 83.5%
- The SPH Laboratory System has non-regulatory systems in place to encourage or promote compliance by laboratories in the system with all applicable State and federal regulations
- The SPH Laboratory complies with and exceeds all applicable regulations
Indicator 6.3 Enforcement of Laws and Regulations 50%
- The SPH Laboratory System has the appropriate resources to fulfill its enforcement function for laws and regulations
- The SPH Laboratory and other appropriate government agencies collaborate to fulfill their enforcement function

    Next Steps for Action, Essential Service #6:
  1. Identify who owns/represents the “system” (high)
  2. MDH should engage partners similar to workgroup for MSRA (low)
  3. Regulatory and accrediting bodies should improve technical assistance, consultation, and training (immediate)
  4. Define IAA (Inter Agency Agreement) between MDH and MPCA to address chronic environmental quality issues in labs (low)


Updated Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 08:26AM