You will require this approval if you have a laboratory from which pathology services are provided. This licence is for the premises only and is a compulsory requirement for the claiming of Medicare benefits.
Laboratory categories include general, medical and specialised laboratories:
- a general category laboratory operates under the supervision of a pathologist or senior scientist
- a medical laboratory operates under a medical practitioner
- a specialised laboratory operates under the supervision of a person with special qualifications or skills.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.