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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 15TEXAS FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 651DNA, CODIS, FORENSIC ANALYSIS, AND CRIME LABORATORIES
SUBCHAPTER AACCREDITATION
RULE §651.4List of Recognized Accrediting Bodies

(a) The Commission recognizes the accrediting bodies in this subsection, subject to the stated discipline or subdiscipline limitations:

  (1) American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT)--recognized for accreditation of toxicology discipline only.

  (2) American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)--recognized for accreditation of all disciplines which are eligible for accreditation under this subchapter.

  (3) ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) formerly known as Forensic Quality Services (FQS and FQS-I) or National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC)--recognized for accreditation of all disciplines which are eligible for accreditation under this subchapter.

  (4) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS/SAMSHA), formerly known as the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS/NIDA)--recognized for accreditation of toxicology discipline in the subdiscipline of Urine Drug Testing for all classes of drugs approved by the accrediting body.

  (5) College of American Pathologists (CAP)--recognized for accreditation of toxicology discipline.

  (6) American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)--recognized for accreditation of all disciplines which are eligible for accreditation under this chapter.

(b) If an accrediting body is recognized under subsection (a) of this section and the recognized body approves a new discipline, subdiscipline, or procedure, the Commission may temporarily recognize the new discipline, subdiscipline, or procedure. A temporary approval shall be effective for 120 days.


Source Note: The provisions of this §651.4 adopted to be effective June 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 4438; amended to be effective August 19, 2010, 35 TexReg 7079; amended to be effective November 25, 2013, 38 TexReg 8448; amended to be effective June 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 3668; transferred effective September 1, 2015, as published in the Texas Register July 31, 2015, 40 TexReg 4907; amended to be effective December 24, 2015, 40 TexReg 9305

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