The 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.
Melissa Kennedy, Subcommittee Chair, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
Marc LeBeau, Ph.D., Subcommittee Vice Chair, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Madeline Montgomery, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Wendy Ray Adams, NMS Labs
Dan Anderson, Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Amanda M. Black, Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory Division (Quality Infrastructure Representative)
Kenneth Emil Ferslew, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University
Lisa Fondren, Fondren Forensics
Madeleine J. Gates, Sam Houston State University
Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Institute of Emerging Health Professionals, Thomas Jefferson University
Robert Johnson, Ph.D., Tarrant County (Texas) Medical Examiner's Office
Matthew Juhascik, Ph.D., Montgomery County (Ohio) Coroner's Office
Scott J. Larson, Montana State Crime Laboratory
Laura Liddicoat, Centre of Forensic Sciences
Cedric Neumann, South Dakota State University (Statistics Representative)
Christopher Plourd, State of California (Legal Resource Representative)
Suman Rana, Ph.D., Redwood Toxicology Laboratory
Mark Ruefenacht, Self-employed
Pate Skene, Duke University (Human Resources Representative)
Rebecca Wagner, Virginia Department of Forensic Science
Ruth Ellen Winecker, Ph.D., RTI International
Dustin Tate Yeatman, Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015