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The DC Code: § 5-1501.12 Functions of the Board.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)

The Board shall:

1
Review all reports of allegations of professional negligence, misconduct, or misidentification or other testing error that occurred in the provision of forensic science services at the Department;
2
Periodically review the program standards and protocols related to Department operations;
3
At least once every 3 years, conduct a review of relevant scientific literature to determine whether modification of any of the manuals and procedures referenced in § 5-1501.04(b) is desirable;
4
Review and make recommendations as necessary to the Director concerning:
A
The quality and timeliness of the forensic science services at the Department;
B
New scientific programs, protocols, methods of testing, and forensic technologies;
C
Plans for:
i
The implementation of new programs;
ii
Sustaining existing programs;
iii
Improving programs, where possible; and
iv
The elimination of programs no longer needed;
D
Qualification standards for analyst positions within the Department; and
E
Any other matters related to the scientific operation of the Department; and
5
Advise the Director or the Mayor and Council, when it considers appropriate, on matters relating to the Department or forensic science.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 19-18, see notes under § 5-1501.01. DC CODE § 5-1501.12 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Aug. 17, 2011, D.C. Law 19-18, § 13, 58 DCR 5403.)