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    In FY 2009, a forensic advisory committee was formed to begin development of forensic laboratory regulations. Starting January 1, 2012, all laboratories that perform forensic analyses will be required to be licensed by the State of Maryland. The Forensic Laboratory Unit for the Office of Health Care Quality provides oversight for the regulation of accredited and non-accredited laboratories that perform forensic analyses. Responsibilities of the unit include the investigation of complaints related to the laboratories; annual survey and revisit surveys of non-accredited forensic laboratories; review of all self reported incidents that occur at both accredited and non-accredited laboratories; review of all proficiency tests administered at the forensic laboratories; and all associated activity required for licensure, including on-site inspection and review of documentation from the forensic laboratories and external accreditation organizations. 

    If you have any questions or need further information regarding this program please contact Chris D'Amario at 410-402-8025 or email: chris.damario@maryland.gov .

    Explore comprehensive information on our Forensic Laboratories program in the sections below: