Information on Expanding Approval of CLIA Waived Testing for COVID-19 in NYS

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

If a nursing home is already registered a limited service lab which is a lab approved to do CLIA waived testing and wants to become approved to perform a waived COVID-19 test, the test(s) will need to be added to the current registration.  To add a test, go to https://www.wadsworth.org/regulatory/clep/limited-service-lab-certs, click on “Changing a Limited Service Laboratory Registration Certificate” and then choose “Add and/or Delete Test Procedures”.  If there any questions on obtaining a LSL registration or adding new tests to an existing LSL registration, please contact clepltd@health.ny.gov

Additional guidance for nursing homes on becoming approved for testing and adding the test to an existing approval are forthcoming.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15