Legal Resources

Toward Legal Defensibility

Using a forensically certified laboratory means you have a partner who can stand up in court and defend the test results. Here are a list of helpful recommendations that will keep you “court sturdy” in the event of a legal challenge.

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Oral Fluid Observed Collection

This video demonstrates the steps required for an observed legally defensible oral specimen collection

 

Urine Observed Collection

This video demonstrates the steps required for an observed legally defensible urine specimen collection

 

Kelly-Frye Requirement for Legal Defensibility

Norchem is committed to being the premier forensic drug testing (FDT) laboratory nationwide. Our commitment to the most stringent scientific and technical evaluations of our confirmation validation methods, which meet or exceed Kelly-Frye standards

 

Procurement Guidance for Criminal Justice and Social Welfare Agencies
Substance Abuse Monitoring (SAM)

This guidance is for agencies engaged in court ordered monitoring of drug and alcohol use. These organizations have two critical requirements for their SAM programs. First, testing results must be fast and legally defensible, which provides for better outcomes for program participants and monitoring agencies. Second, an integrated information management system should be used to reduce transcription errors, paper handling and the overall program cost. To accomplish these objectives we recommend that your Request for Bid (RFB), Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) include certain minimum requirements.