Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the analysis of biological samples for alcohol, drugs, or poisons, and the interpretation of these results.
Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products
Robert Johnson, Subcommittee Chair, Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office
Dustin Yeatman, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff's Office
Madeline Montgomery, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Wendy Ray Adams, NMS Labs
Sheila Arnold, Indiana State Department of Toxicology
Amanda Black, Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory Division ( Quality Task Group member)
Kenneth Ferslew, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University
Lisa Fondren, Fondren Forensics
Madeleine Gates, Sam Houston State University
Curt Harper, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse
Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
Scott Larson , Montana Forensic Science Division
Dani Mata, Orange County Crime Laboratory
Cedric Neumann, South Dakota State University ( Statistics Task Group member)
Christopher Plourd, State of California ( Legal Task Group member)
Sara Schreiber, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner
Pate Skene, Duke University ( Human Factors Task Group member)
Samantha Tolliver, DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Rebecca Wagner, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Ruth Ellen Winecker, Ph.D., RTI International
Samera Zavaro, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)
ANSI/ASB Standard 053, . Standard for Report Content in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB Standard 017, . Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2018
ANSI/ASB Standard 036, . Standard Practices for Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019
ANSI/ASB 037, Best Practice Recommendation, . Guidelines for Opinions and Testimony in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2019
published standard on the
osac registry (added November 5, 2019). Sent to an SDO
Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Standard for Breath Alcohol Measuring Instrument Calibration.
Standard for Mass Spectral Data Acceptance in Forensic Toxicology.
Standard for Identification Criteria in Forensic Toxicology.
Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicology Testing for Medicolegal Death Investigations.
Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicology Testing in Impaired Driving Investigations.
Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicology Urine Testing in Drug-Facilitated Crime Investigations.
Standard Practices for Proficiency Testing of Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Standard for Minimum Content Requirements of Forensic Toxicology Procedures.
Guidelines for Specimen Collection and Preservation in Forensic Toxicology.
Guidelines for Performing Alcohol Calculations in Forensic Toxicology (draft OSAC Proposed Standard) . OSAC 2021-S-0004,
Standard for Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty of Quantitative Measurements in Forensic Toxicology (draft OSAC Proposed Standard). OSAC 2021-N-0026,
Standard for Education and Training of Forensic Toxicology Personnel (draft OSAC Proposed Standard). Standard Method for Blood Ethanol Identification and Quantitation in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Standard for Breath Alcohol Instrument Specifications.
Standard for Quality Assurance Management Systems in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Standard on the Accreditation of Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.
Research & Development Needs
Standards Development Maps
Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References
These documents may contain information to help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents, are endorsed by OSAC. The referenced documents may be subject to copyright.
Note: Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.