In the employee health screening industry, compliance is not scrutinized enough by clients in our opinion. Biometric screening vendors are required to “represent & warrant” that they follow all state and federal health screening regulations, but little is done to verify compliance. Some companies find the cost of compliance is not worth it. However, being shut down by the State would be an embarrassment. States like Nevada are well known for their onerous requirements, many other States regulations fly under the radar.
Here is a list of 7 lesser known Employee Health Screening Regulations:
|Illinois||Finger-stick||Testing for Triglycerides, HDL & LDL must be approved separately by the State. Total Cholesterol and Glucose are the only blood tests that can be performed without specific approval from the State of Illinois.|
|Maryland||Finger-stick||2 levels of liquid controls must be run each day by each staff member performing capillary puncture (finger-stick) testing.|
|Massachusetts||Venipuncture||Venous blood draw screenings performed at the worksite are prohibited.|
|New Hampshire||Venipuncture||Venous blood draw screenings performed at the worksite are prohibited.|
|North Dakota||Finger-stick||Testing personnel must be a Medical Technician (ML/MLT) who is licensed by the State of North Dakota or be supervised by a Medical Technician licensed by the State.|
|Puerto Rico||Finger-stick||A Medical Technologist must perform all capillary puncture (finger-stick) tests.|
|All States||Finger-stick||Point-of-Care (Finger-Stick) testing for A1c is prohibited under CLIA for all States. Get more info.|
*Finger-stick requirements are based on CLIA Certificate of Waiver regulations.
You need to be sure you are not exposing your company to unnecessary risk with respect to compliance, especially when it involves your employees. Make sure your health screening vendor can speak fluently to the regulations in the states where you operate.
Give us a call, we’ll be happy to help and provide a more comprehensive regulatory review with you.
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