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Determination of principles for accreditation as pathology laboratory or revocation or variation of accreditation

  (1)   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine the principles that are to be applied in the exercise of his or her powers under section   23DN.

  (2)   Without limiting the generality of subsection   (1), the principles may provide for:

  (a)   the allocation of different categories of accreditation as a pathology laboratory to different premises in accordance with the criteria set out in the principles; and

  (b)   the circumstances in which an approval may be varied or revoked in order to prevent harm to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public.

  (3)   The criteria referred to in paragraph   (2)(a) may include, but are not limited to, criteria relating to:

  (a)   the location of the premises; or

  (b)   the range of pathology services to be performed on the premises; or

  (c)   the extent to which pathology services performed on the premises are to be performed under the direction, control or supervision of a person having specified qualifications or skills.

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