Standard: 2009 TNI
Section: V2M1, V2M3: 8.2.1 (b) and 7 (b)
A laboratory in our program states that the standard does not require it to notify the accreditation body if there is a change of quality assurance officer. The question is "Is a change of quality assurance officer considered a change of 'key personnel' such that the laboratory is required to notify the accreditation body of this change within thirty (30) days?" Thank you for your assistance.
TNI FINAL RESPONSE:
(Quality Systems Expert Committee and NELAP AC, 10-4-14)
Yes, the Quality Assurance Officer is considered key personnel, therefore the laboratory is required to notify the accreditation body within 30 days of any change.