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Rs 32:663 Approval Of Testing Methods By Department Of Public Safety And Corrections

§663. Approval of testing methods by Department of Public Safety and Corrections

A.(1) Chemical analyses of the person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily

substance, to be considered valid under the provisions of this Part, shall have been performed

according to methods approved and promulgated by the Department of Public Safety and

Corrections and performed by an individual or laboratory possessing a valid permit issued

by said department for the purposes set forth in this Part. The Department of Public Safety

and Corrections is authorized to approve satisfactory techniques or methods, to ascertain the

qualifications and competence of individuals or laboratories to conduct such analyses, and

to issue permits which shall be subject to termination or revocation at the discretion of the

department in accordance with regulations approved and promulgated by the department

pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.

(2) Chemical analyses of a person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substance

may be conducted by an out-of-state individual or laboratory provided that the chemical

analyses are performed in accordance with the methods approved and promulgated by the

Department of Public Safety and Corrections or are performed by an individual or laboratory

possessing a valid permit. Such analyses shall be considered valid under the provisions of

this Part and admissible and competent evidence in the courts of this state and in

administrative law hearings if performed in accordance with the methods approved and

promulgated by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or are performed by an

individual or laboratory possessing a valid permit.

B. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections may use an individual's or a

laboratory's certification by one or more of the following professional organizations in its

determination of the qualifications and competence of individuals as required by Subsection

A of this Section prior to the issuance of a permit. The certification by the following

professional organizations may be considered in issuing such permits:

(1) College of American Pathologists (CAP).

(2) American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT).

(3) Forensic Quality Services (FQS).

(4) American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board

(ASCLD/LAB).

(5) American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

C. Issuance of a permit to such a certified individual or laboratory makes all

laboratory forensic test results conducted on a person's blood, urine, or other bodily

substance by such individual or laboratory valid under the provisions of this Part, and

admissible and competent evidence of intoxication in any court of law or administrative

hearing.

Added by Acts 1968, No. 273, §14. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 533, §1; Acts 1999,

No. 1212, §1; Acts 2008, No. 492, §1, eff. June 25, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 536, §1, eff. June

30, 2008; Acts 2009, No. 183, §1; Acts 2015, No. 111, §1, eff. July 1, 2015.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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