A facility has changed its name but has the same owner, personnel, and equipment. Is the MQSA certificate still valid even though the facility name is different?
Your MQSA certificate is still valid. However, when a facility changes just its name, it must notify its accreditation body even though it still has the same owner, personnel, and equipment. The accreditation body will then inform FDA or the Certifying State of the facility’s new name. FDA or the Certifying State will then issue a new MQSA certificate to the facility.
Until the new MQSA certificate is received, the facility must prominently display its original MQSA certificate. The expiration date of the new MQSA certificate will be the same as the original since the facility has not been reaccredited or recertified. After the new MQSA certificate arrives, the original MQSA certificate should not be displayed. The facility should file or destroy the MQSA original certificate after it receives the new MQSA certificate.