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6.27        Hygienic Laboratory (Iowa Code 263)

A.     The Hygienic Laboratory shall be a permanent part of the State University of Iowa.  It shall make or cause to be made microbiological and chemical examinations and other necessary investigations by both laboratory and field work in the determination of causes of disease, shall suggest methods of overcoming and preventing the recurrence of disease, and shall evaluate environmental effects and other scientific needs, whenever requested to do so by any state agency, state institution, or local board of health when the investigation or evaluation same is necessary in the interest of environmental quality and public health and for the purpose of preventing epidemics of disease.  (Iowa Code 263.7).

B.    Description of the State Hygienic Laboratory is contained in Iowa Code 263.7, 263.8, and 135.11 as well as 681 IAC 5.