515 CMR 1.03 - Collection and Submission of DNA Samples
(a) Offenders required to submit a DNA sample to the Department under M.G.L. c. 22E, § 3 or other applicable law must do so.
(b) Only those listed in M.G.L. c. 22E, § 4(a) or individuals approved and trained by the Director or his or her designee may collect DNA samples from offenders.
1. The Director, or his or her designee, shall conduct training of persons, including but not limited to police officers, probation officers, parole officers, employees of the Department of Corrections, and employees of sheriffs on the collection of DNA samples, including buccal swabs. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, the Director may approve such persons to collect DNA samples, including buccal swabs and shall provide DNA Database Collection Kits to such persons.
2. To collect a sample, such individuals must use a DNA Database Collection Kit and employ medical procedures approved by the Director.
(c) The Crime Laboratory may seek an additional sample from the offender in the event that the testing of the original sample does not result in a profile. The Crime Laboratory may not seek more than four samples from a single offender in a 12-month period.
(2) Submission. Those permitted by law or approved and trained by the Director, or their designees, to collect DNA samples must submit all DNA samples to the Crime Laboratory in person or via delivery service such as U.S. mail.
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