(a) The licensed laboratory shall develop and implement a COC protocol to ensure accurate documentation is recorded for the transport, handling, storage, and destruction of samples.
(b) The COC protocol shall require the use of a COC form. The sampler shall use a COC to record the following information for each sampled batch:

(1) Laboratory’s name, licensed premises address, and license number;
(2) Date and time sampling started and ended;
(3) Licensed distributor or licensed microbusiness’ name, licensed premises address, and license number;
(4) Licensed cultivator’s, licensed manufacturer’s, or licensed microbusiness’ name, licensed premises address, and license number;
(5) Batch number of the batch from which the representative sample was obtained and assigned unique sample identifier;
(6) Sample matrix;
(7) Total batch size, by weight, or unit count;
(8) Total weight, or unit count of the representative sample;
(9) Sampling conditions or problems encountered during the sampling process, if any;
(10) Printed name and signature of the licensed distributor or licensed microbusiness’ authorized to engage in distribution employee; and
(11) Printed name and signature of the sampler.
(c) Each time a sample changes custody between licensees, is transported, or is destroyed, the date, time, and the names and signatures of persons involved in these activities shall be recorded on the COC form.
(d) Once the custody of the sample changes between licensees, the COC form for that change of custody may not be altered.

Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26102, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.

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