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Laboratory Field Services

California Out-of-State Clinical Laboratory License

California Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 1265 (e) and (g) require clinical laboratories to notify Laboratory Field Services within 5 days of a qualified interim director. The laboratory must submit a completed application within 30 days of a major change of directorship, ownership, name, location. Failure of the laboratory owners and directors to notify the department within 30 days of any change in laboratory directors, including any additions or deletions, shall result in the automatic revocation of the clinical laboratory’s license or registration. See References.

Major Change of Director (Out-of-State)

A major change in laboratory directorship means less than half of the laboratory directors will remain after the change. See BPC 1211 (j) on References

“A major change in laboratory directorship” means a change in laboratory director or directors resulting in the situation where less than 50 percent of the laboratory directors to whom the current laboratory license is issued remain after the change. 

Other Changes

Download and submit LAB 193 (PDF) Notification of Laboratory Change form, for other changes such as change in location address, mailing address, telephone/fax number, closure of laboratory, and accreditation change. No fee is required for these changes.  


Important Reminders

  • All forms must be completed, filled out and dated. Supporting documents may be submitted in electronic format.
  • Complete all applicable sections of the forms and provide dated signatures where required. Supporting documents may be submitted via email to Incomplete forms, missing information, and/or insufficient documentation will delay processing.
  • After our initial review, applicants will be given 30 days to correct any deficiencies. Failure to satisfy the Department's requirements will result in the abandonment of the application and/or termination of the license.
  • The application fee is non-refundable and will not be credited to your account if the application is abandoned, denied, or withdrawn.

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