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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 6TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CHAPTER 195PAROLE
RULE §195.75Chain of Custody

The Parole Division shall document the chain of custody when submitting specimens for confirmation testing. In addition:

  (1) Collection of the specimen shall be observed and analyzed in the presence of the releasee being supervised. The specimen shall be accurately labeled.

  (2) Samples shall not be tampered with prior to analysis or confirmation testing.

  (3) Samples not sent for confirmation testing shall be properly discarded by the offender submitting the specimen.

  (4) When the transfer of a specimen is required, the specimen shall remain secured and refrigerated or stored in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions if the analysis is delayed.

  (5) The analysis procedure shall use quality control measures that withstand expert scrutiny. Suppliers of equipment or testing supplies must be able to provide oversight personnel with technical data on the functions and limitations of their products.


Source Note: The provisions of this §195.75 adopted to be effective June 10, 1991, 16 TexReg 2956; amended to be effective May 2, 2011, 36 TexReg 2734

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