13 NCAC 20 .0602             REASONABLE EXPENSES

"Reasonable expenses for retesting" means:

(1)           the actual cost of the retest charged by the approved laboratory;

(2)           fees assessed by the approved laboratory for expenses associated with the retest.  Examples of laboratory expenses include chain of custody procedures and shipping;

(3)           a maximum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the examiner's expenses, if any, to comply with chain of custody procedures related to the retest.  The amount of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the expenses described in this Item shall be deemed to be a reasonable amount.  The examiner may charge more than fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the expenses described in this item if the examiner proves the actual cost of expenses greater than fifteen dollars ($15.00); and

(4)           the actual cost of any shipping expenses the examiner incurs related to the retest.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 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.