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  • 12.D. As appropriate for the laboratory services performed, a current CLIA Certificate of Waiver, and/or a current Certificate for Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP), and/or a current Certificate of Registration, Compliance or Accreditation is present.
  • 12.E. If the organization has obtained a CLIA Certificate for Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures, or a CLIA Certificate of Registration, Compliance or Accreditation, services are provided under the direction of a pathologist, other physician, or other qualified individual as delineated under CLIA.
  • 12.J. Pathology and medical laboratory services provided adequately support the organization's clinical capabilities.