13 NCAC 20 .0305             LABORATORY INSTRUCTIONS

The examiner shall follow procedural instructions of the approved laboratory regarding the controlled substance examination, unless the examiner follows equally reliable procedures which it has previously adopted in writing.  The examiner shall bear the burden of proof to show these alternative procedures are equally reliable.  Examples of procedural instructions include, but are not limited to, instructions regarding:

(1)           collection of samples;

(2)           reasonable and sanitary conditions for collection;

(3)           chain of custody;

(4)           preservation of examinees' individual dignity;

(5)           prevention of substitution or adulteration of samples;

(6)           prevention of interference with the collection, examination, or screening of samples;

(7)           on-site screening;

(8)           confirmation of positive tests;

(9)           any other action to be taken with regard to the collection, labeling, packaging, transportation, screening, documentation, or preservation of samples used for controlled substance examinations.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-231; 95-232; 95-234;

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.