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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 28DNA, CODIS, FORENSIC ANALYSIS, AND CRIME LABORATORIES
SUBCHAPTER IACCREDITATION
RULE §28.150Accreditation Term

(a) Normal term. The normal term for DPS accreditation:

  (1) begins on the date of issuance of the initial DPS accreditation letter; and

  (2) extends until withdrawn by the recognized accrediting body or by the director under §28.164 of this title (relating to Withdrawal of DPS Accreditation).

(b) Provisional term.

  (1) A laboratory or its discipline or subdiscipline that applies for accreditation from a recognized accrediting body may apply to the director for a provisional DPS accreditation in accordance with §28.139 of this title (relating to Provisional DPS Accreditation) for a term not to exceed one year from the date the director issues the accreditation unless formally extended for good cause by the director.

  (2) If a currently accredited laboratory is in the process of renewing or replacing its accreditation from a recognized accrediting body, prior to the end of its term, and applies for provisional DPS accreditation, the term of that provisional accreditation may not exceed six (6) months.

(c) Limited term. A laboratory, including an out of state, federal, or private laboratory, may request DPS accreditation for a term less than the term normally available under this subchapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §28.150 adopted to be effective June 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 4438

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