02.08.03.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Committee” means the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee.

(2) “Kit” means a sexual assault evidence collection kit.

(3) “SART” means a sexual assault response team which includes at least one representative from each of the following professions and organizations:

(a) Forensic nurse examiner providing services at a local sexual assault forensic examination program or other qualified health care provider from a local hospital;

(b) Local law enforcement agency;

(c) Local State’s attorney’s office;

(d) Local certified rape crisis center;

(e) Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault;

(f) Crime lab, if available; and

(g) Crime victim rights attorney, if available.

(4) “Untested kit review” means the independent review by a SART or the Committee of a law enforcement agency’s decision not to test a kit.