The New York State Clinical Laboratory Association, Inc. (“NYSCLA”) is a not-for-profit trade association which promotes the common business interests and seeks to improve the business conditions of clinical laboratories located or operated within New York State. NYSCLA is a state-wide organization, not a national organization. It represents major labs, small labs, New York City labs, upstate labs, independent clinical labs, and hospital based clinical labs. NYSCLA represents the clinical laboratory industry in New York State.

The purposes of NYSCLA are:

  • To monitor proposed laws and regulations which affect clinical laboratories.
  • To formulate industry-wide positions on critical issues.
  • To communicate our concerns to key governmental, legislative, and regulatory individuals.
  • To request clarification of confusing regulatory, licensing, and reimbursement policies.
  • To act as a clearinghouse for the sharing of information.
  • To present  industry-wide educational conferences.
  • To present smaller seminars and workshops on topics of interest.
NYSCLA seeks to ensure that its members are aware of events happening in New York State that may affect their operations. We also tell the legislature and the regulatory agencies what our concerns are and how a proposed regulation would impact upon us. In short, we are an industry network and advocate.

NYSCLA interfaces on a regular basis with:

  • Regulatory agencies
  • the Governor’s office
  • the New York State legislature
  • the Wadsworth Center
  • the New York State Department of Health
  • the New York State Education Department
  • the United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • the Medicare program
  • the Medicaid program