Marginal note:Head of laboratory
23 (1) A holder of a licence for analytical testing must retain the services of one individual as the head of laboratory who must work at the site set out in the licence and who is responsible for the testing referred to in sections 90 to 91.1.
(2) The head of laboratory must
(a) have sufficient knowledge of the provisions of the Act and these Regulations that apply to the holder of the licence for analytical testing to properly carry out the duties of the position;
(b) have knowledge and experience relevant to the duties of the position; and
(i) a diploma, certificate or credential awarded by a post-secondary educational institution in Canada in a field or occupation that is relevant to the duties of the position, such as chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical or scientific regulatory affairs, laboratory management or laboratory technician, or
(ii) a diploma, certificate or credential awarded by a foreign educational institution in a field or occupation referred to in subparagraph (i) and
(A) an equivalency assessment as defined in subsection 73(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, or
(B) an equivalency assessment issued by an organization or institution that is responsible for issuing equivalency assessments and is recognized by a province.
(3) A holder of a licence for analytical testing may designate one or more individuals as the alternate heads of laboratory who are qualified to replace the head of laboratory.
- SOR/2019-206, s. 12
- SOR/2022-251, s. 8
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