515 CMR 1.04 - Receipt, Identification and Storage of DNA Samples

(1) Receipt. Upon receipt and inventory of a DNA Database Collection Kit, the Crime Laboratory will process the kit according to 515 CMR 1.04, 515 CMR 2.00: Testing and Analysis, Quality Assurance, Computerized Storage, Retrieval, and Dissemination for the State DNA Database, and Crime Laboratory protocols.
(2) The Crime Laboratory shall:
(a) Ensure that the DNA sample, fingerprint, and all associated offender information is obtained from the same individual.
(b) Assign to each offender's DNA sample a unique identification number associated with the DNA Database Collection Kit used to obtain the DNA sample.
(c) Implement protocols to maintain the integrity of the DNA sample, fingerprint, and associated identifying information.
(d) Use associated offender information when identifying the individual.
(3) Storage.
(a) The Crime Laboratory shall store the DNA Database Collection Kits in a manner that ensures the security and integrity of DNA samples and confidentiality of offender information.
(b) The DNA samples and database information cards shall be stored in a dedicated and secure storage area within the Crime Laboratory. Only personnel authorized by the Director may access the DNA samples, storage area, and database information cards.


515 CMR 1.04

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