Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee
Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Office of Public Health Scientific Services
Designated Federal Officer – Dr. William MacKenzie
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee shall provide scientific and technical advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS; the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and the Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The advice and guidance pertain to general issues related to improvement in clinical laboratory quality and laboratory medicine and specific questions related to possible revision of the CLIA standards. Examples include providing guidance on studies designed to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, equity, and patient-centeredness of laboratory services; revisions to the standards under which clinical laboratories are regulated; the impact of proposed revisions to the standards on medical and laboratory practice; and the modification of the standards and provision of non-regulatory guidelines to accommodate technological advances, such as new test methods, the electronic transmission of laboratory information and mechanisms to improve the integration of public health and clinical laboratory practices.
Improvement Advisory Committee website