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10.51.04.00.htm 10.51.04.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 51 FORENSIC LABORATORIES Chapter 04 Proficiency Testing Authority: Health-General Article, Title 17, Subtitle 2A, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.51.04.01.htm 10.51.04.01. 01 Proficiency Testing ― General.. A. Proficiency Testing. Each year a licensee shall participate in an external proficiency testing program for each forensic science discipline in which the laboratory performs forensic tests and examinations, including but not limited to:1) Firearms and toolmarks;. 2) Questioned documents;. 3) Latent prints;. 4) Trace evidence;. 5) Biology;. 6) Controlled dangerous substances; and. 7) Toxicology..
10.51.04.02.htm 10.51.04.02. 02 Proficiency Testing ― Forensic DNA Analysis.. Regardless of whether the individual provides results or conclusions, an individual who provides technical support for DNA analysis, performs DNA analysis, or is designated by the technical leader as a participant in DNA casework, shall meet the proficiency testing requirements set forth in 42 U.S.C. §14131, which is incorporated by reference.
10.51.04.03.htm 10.51.04.03. 03 Proficiency Testing Provider Approval.. A. Approval Required. A private, nonprofit, or commercial organization or government agency may not provide a proficiency test in this State for use by a forensic laboratory without first obtaining proficiency testing approval from the Department.B. Approval Granted by the Secretary. The Department may approve a proficiency testing provider for a forensic science discipline or subdiscipline, if the proficiency testing provider:
10.51.04.9999.htm 10.51.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 28, 2012 (39:10 Md. R. 660).
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