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10.51.07.00.htm 10.51.07.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 51 FORENSIC LABORATORIES Chapter 07 Sanctions Authority: Health-General Article, Title 17, Subtitle 2A, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.51.07.01.htm 10.51.07.01. 01 Sanctions ― General.. A. Authority and Types.. 1) The Secretary may impose one or more principal or alternative sanctions if a forensic laboratory or the laboratory’s director or other employees fail to meet the standards of this subtitle and Health–General Article, Title 17, Subtitle 2A, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) Principal Sanctions. The Secretary may impose the following principal sanctions:. a) Denial of a license;. b) Suspension of a license; or.
10.51.07.02.htm 10.51.07.02. 02 Sanctions ― Departmental Actions.. A. Deficiency Posing Immediate Jeopardy.. 1) If a forensic laboratory’s deficiency poses immediate jeopardy to public safety or individual rights, the Secretary shall take one or more of the actions listed in §A(2) and (3) of this regulation.2) Initial Actions. When a deficiency involving immediate jeopardy is first identified, the Secretary shall:a) Require the forensic laboratory to take immediate action to remove the jeopardy; and.
10.51.07.03.htm 10.51.07.03. 03 Principal Sanctions ― Departmental Actions.. A. Hearing Requirement.. 1) Except when the Secretary finds that a danger to public safety imperatively requires that emergency action be taken to correct a deficiency, the Secretary shall inform the licensee in writing:a) If a suspension or revocation of the licensee’s license takes effect;. b) The reason for the suspension or revocation; and. c) That the licensee has an opportunity for a hearing on the matter before
10.51.07.04.htm 10.51.07.04. 04 Enforcement Procedures ― Proficiency Testing.. A. Application. If a forensic laboratory’s performance in proficiency testing is unsatisfactory, as set forth in this subtitle, the Secretary may require the forensic laboratory to undertake the directed plan of correction of training the forensic laboratory employees or obtaining technical assistance, or both, in order to meet the proficiency testing requirements of this subtitle.B. Procedures. A forensic laboratory required to u
10.51.07.05.htm 10.51.07.05. 05 Departmental Action ― Reporting Erroneous Test Results.. A. If the Department determines that a licensee has reported an erroneous test result that threatens the safety or rights of an individual, the Secretary may order the licensee, within a specified period of time, to:1) Give prompt notice of the erroneous test result to:. a) The person who ordered the forensic analysis be performed;. b) Any other person to whom the forensic laboratory has previously sent a r
10.51.07.9999.htm 10.51.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 28, 2012 (39:10 Md. R. 660).
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