Maine Revised Statutes

§2030. Requested

1. Request from authorized person.  Except as otherwise provided, a medical laboratory shall examine specimens only at the request of a licensed physician or other person authorized by law to use the findings of laboratory examinations.
[ 1989, c. 665, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Exceptions.  Notwithstanding this section, a medical laboratory may examine specimens without a physician referral for a limited number of laboratory services to be determined by rules adopted by the department. Those services include testing for:
A. Glucose for patients who have been previously diagnosed as having diabetes; [1989, c. 665, §2 (NEW).]
B. Pregnancy; [1989, c. 665, §2 (NEW).]
C. Colon cancer; and [1989, c. 665, §2 (NEW).]
D. Cholesterol. [1989, c. 665, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1993, c. 600, Pt. B, §15 (AMD) .]
3. Testing without referral.  This section does not require any medical laboratory to perform laboratory services without a physician referral.
[ 1989, c. 665, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1967, c. 380, (NEW). 1975, c. 218, (RPR). 1989, c. 665, §2 (RPR). 1993, c. 600, §B15 (AMD).