2015 ORS 475B.565¹
Laboratory accreditation
  • qualifications
  • fees
  • rules

(1) A laboratory that conducts testing of marijuana items as required by ORS 475B.555 (Testing standards and processes) must be accredited under ORS 438.605 (Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285) to 438.620 (Accreditation fees) and meet other qualifications as established by the Oregon Health Authority under this section.

(2) In addition to other qualifications required pursuant to ORS 438.605 (Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285) to 438.620 (Accreditation fees), the authority shall require an applicant for accreditation under ORS 438.605 (Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285) to 438.620 (Accreditation fees) for purposes related to the testing of marijuana items to:

(a) Complete an application;

(b) Undergo an onsite inspection; and

(c) Meet other applicable requirements, specifications and guidelines for testing marijuana items, as determined to be appropriate by the authority by rule.

(3) The authority may inspect premises licensed under ORS 475B.560 (Laboratory licensure) to ensure compliance with ORS 475B.550 (Definitions for ORS 475B.550 to 475B.590) to 475B.590 (Exemption from criminal liability) and rules adopted under ORS 475B.550 (Definitions for ORS 475B.550 to 475B.590) to 475B.590 (Exemption from criminal liability).

(4) Subject to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the authority may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend or revoke, a laboratory’s accreditation granted under this section and ORS 438.605 (Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285) to 438.620 (Accreditation fees) for violation of:

(a) A provision of ORS 475B.550 (Definitions for ORS 475B.550 to 475B.590) to 475B.590 (Exemption from criminal liability) or a rule adopted under a provision of ORS 475B.550 (Definitions for ORS 475B.550 to 475B.590) to 475B.590 (Exemption from criminal liability); or

(b) A provision of ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395) or a rule adopted under a provision of ORS 475B.010 (Short title) to 475B.395 (Severability of ORS 475B.010 to 475B.395).

(5) In establishing fees under ORS 438.620 (Accreditation fees) for laboratories that test marijuana items, the authority shall establish fees that are reasonably calculated to pay the expenses incurred by the authority under this section and ORS 438.605 (Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285) to 439.620 in accrediting laboratories that test marijuana items. [2015 c.614 §94]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475B—Cannabis Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors475B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.