The director shall, in order to protect the public health and in order to make blood and blood components safe for transfusion, designate counties that shall establish alternative testing sites, within the funds available, pursuant to this section and Sections 120885 and 120895. When designating a county pursuant to this section, the director may consider whether the county contains a permanent operational blood bank. All alternative test sites, established pursuant to this section and Sections 120885 and 120895, shall be under the supervision of a physician and surgeon or be a clinic or health facility licensed by the department.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 7.)