Publication of Final Rule CLIA ‘TEST ACT” for Proficiency Testing (PT) Referral - Informational Only
• Publication of Final Rule: CMS-1443-FC published on May 2, 2014. The effective date for the Changes to Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988; Enforcement Actions for Proficiency Testing Referral provisions is July 1, 2014.
• Effect of Changes: The changes provide the Secretary with discretion as to which sanctions may be applied to cases of intentional