10.51.03.02

.02 License — Requirements.

A. Requirements. A person operating a forensic laboratory that performs one or more forensic analyses shall:

(1) Obtain, complete, and submit written or electronic permit applications as prescribed in this subtitle;

(2) Obtain a forensic laboratory license as required in this subtitle; and

(3) Renew a forensic laboratory license as required in this subtitle.

B. Regulatory Requirements. A person operating a forensic laboratory under a license shall comply with the:

(1) Audit requirements set forth in COMAR 10.51.02.03;

(2) Applicable proficiency testing requirements set forth in COMAR 10.51.04;

(3) Applicable ethics, data integrity, and non-retaliation requirements set forth in COMAR 10.51.05.16 and .17;

(4) Applicable quality systems, quality assurance, and quality control requirements set forth in COMAR 10.51.05;

(5) Applicable employee requirements set forth in COMAR 10.51.06; and

(6) Applicable federal, State, and local requirements regarding the operation of forensic laboratories.