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West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: April 12, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Forensic Genealogy (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 12, 2022
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 17-104
§ 17-104. Licensing and training programs for laboratories and individuals performing genetic genealogy
Office of Health Care Quality to establish licensing programs
(a) The Office of Health Care Quality shall establish:
(1) a licensing program for laboratories performing SNP or other sequencing-based testing on evidence in support of FGGS on or before October 1, 2022; and
(2) a licensing program for individuals performing genetic genealogy on or before October 1, 2024.
Office of Health Care Quality to develop training program
(b) The Office of Health Care Quality shall:
(1) develop a training program on obtaining informed consent under §§ 17-102 and 17-103 of this title; and
(2) identify and approve one or more genetic counselors to administer the training.
Duties of Maryland Forensic Laboratory Advisory Committee
(c) The Maryland Forensic Laboratory Advisory Committee shall:
(1) establish best practices for laboratories performing SNP or other sequencing-based methods; and
(2) recommend regulations that establish minimum qualifications for individuals performing genetic genealogy.
Timing for application for license
(d)(1) Prohibitions may not be placed on any laboratory conducting SNP or other sequencing-based testing or on genetic genealogists participating in an FGGS before the relevant licensing program is established under subsection (a) of this section.
(2) Within 1 year after the Office of Health Care Quality establishes the relevant licensing program under subsection (a) of this section, laboratories conducting SNP or other sequencing-based testing and genetic genealogists participating in an FGGS shall apply for the license required.
Disclosure of information without authorization
(e) Neither the laboratory conducting SNP or other sequencing-based testing, nor a law enforcement official, may disclose genetic genealogy information without authorization.

Credits

Added by Acts 2021, c. 681, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 682, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 135, § 1, eff. April 12, 2022.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 17-104, MD CRIM PROC § 17-104
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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