02.08.02.03

.03 Submission to Forensic Laboratories.

A. Except as provided in Regulation .01 of this chapter, an investigating law enforcement agency that receives a sexual assault evidence collection kit shall submit the kit and all requested associated reference standards to a forensic laboratory for analysis within 30 days of receipt of the kit and all requested associated reference standards.

B. Testing by Forensic Laboratories.

(1) A forensic laboratory that receives a sexual assault evidence collection kit and all requested associated reference standards for analysis shall determine suitability and complete screening, testing, and analysis in a timely manner.

(2) Failure to complete the screening, testing, and analysis in a timely manner as required in §B(1) of this regulation may not constitute the basis for excluding the analysis or results as evidence in a criminal proceeding.