(a) The laboratory shall develop and implement a LQA program to assure the reliability and validity of the analytical data produced by the laboratory. The LQA program shall, at minimum, include a written LQA manual that addresses the following: (1) Quality control procedures; (2) Laboratory organization and employee training and responsibilities; (3) LQA objectives for measurement data; (4) Traceability of data and analytical results; (5) Instrument maintenance, calibration procedures, and frequency; (6) Performance and system audits; (7) Steps to change processes when necessary; (8) Record retention; (9) Test procedure standardization; and (10) Method validation. (b) The supervisory or management laboratory employee shall annually review, amend if necessary, and approve the LQA program and manual both when they are created and when there is a change in methods, laboratory equipment, or the supervisory or management laboratory employee. Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.