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§ 15733. Required Proficiency Testing.

4 CA ADC § 15733Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: November 7, 2022

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 19. Department of Cannabis Control
Chapter 6. Testing Laboratories
Article 7. Laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Effective: November 7, 2022
4 CCR § 15733
§ 15733. Required Proficiency Testing.
(a) The licensed laboratory shall participate in a proficiency testing program provided by an organization that operates in conformance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043, at least once every six months.
(b) The licensed laboratory shall annually, successfully participate in a proficiency testing program for each of the following test methods:
(1) Cannabinoids;
(2) Heavy metals;
(3) Microbial impurities;
(4) Mycotoxins;
(5) Residual pesticides;
(6) Residual solvents and processing chemicals; and
(7) If tested, terpenoids.
(c) The licensed laboratory shall report all analytes available by the proficiency testing program provider and for which the licensee is required to test as required under this chapter.
(d) The licensed laboratory shall participate in the proficiency testing program by following the laboratory's existing SOPs for testing cannabis and cannabis products.
(e) The licensed laboratory shall rotate the proficiency testing program among the laboratory employees who perform the test methods.
(f) Laboratory employees who participate in a proficiency testing program shall sign the corresponding analytical reports or attestation statements to certify that the proficiency testing program was conducted in the same manner as the laboratory tests of cannabis and cannabis products.
(g) A supervisory or management laboratory employee shall review and verify the accuracy of results reported for all proficiency testing program samples analyzed.
(h) The licensed laboratory shall request the proficiency testing program provider to send results concurrently to the Department, if available, or the laboratory shall provide the proficiency testing program results to the Department within 3 business days after the laboratory receives notification of their test results from the proficiency testing program provider. Any results shall be reported by submitting the Licensee Notification and Request Form, Notifications and Requests Regarding Testing Laboratories, DCC-LIC-029 (New 2/22), which is incorporated herein by reference.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.
History
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering and amending former title 16, section 5733 to new title 4, section 15733 filed 7-14-2021 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2021, No. 29). For prior history of title 16, division 42, see Register 2019, No. 3.
2. Amendment filed 9-27-2021 as an emergency; operative 9-27-2021 (Register 2021, No. 40). This filing is a deemed emergency pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 26013(b)(3) and 26153.1(k). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-28-2022 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Amendment refiled 3-28-2022 as an emergency; operative 3-28-2022 (Register 2022, No. 13). This filing is a deemed emergency pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 26013(b)(3) and 26153.1(k). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-26-2022 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-28-2022 order, including amendment of subsection (h), transmitted to OAL 9-26-2022 and filed 11-7-2022; amendments effective 11-7-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 45).
This database is current through 4/12/24 Register 2024, No. 15.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 4, § 15733, 4 CA ADC § 15733
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