Title 5. Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. - Chapter 15. Department of Forensic Sciences. - § 5-1501.01. Definitions.

Published: 2011

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§ 5-1501.01. Definitions.

  • Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Board" means the Science Advisory Board established by § 5-1501.11.

(2) "Department" means the Department of Forensic Sciences established by § 5-1501.02.

(3) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Forensic Sciences.

(4) "Forensic science services" means forensic science research, analysis, and related services, including the examination of evidence, the interpretation of results, and the provision of expert testimony, such as for the purposes of a criminal investigation or civil action.

(5) "MPD" means the Metropolitan Police Department.


(Aug. 17, 2011, D.C. Law 19-18, § 2, 58 DCR 5403.)


Legislative History of Laws

Law 19-18, the "Department of Forensic Sciences Establishment Act of 2011", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-5, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 3, 2011, and May 7, 2011, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 24, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 19-89 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-18 became effective on August 17, 2011.