Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology



SWGTOX MISSION:

The mission of SWGTOX is to develop and disseminate consensus standards for the practice of forensic toxicology.


SWGTOX SCOPE:

The scope of SWGTOX activities concerns toxicological matters related to the law including, but not limited to, human performance toxicology, postmortem forensic toxicology, non-regulated employment drug testing and court ordered toxicology.


SWGTOX OBJECTIVES:

1.  SWGTOX will establish standards for the practice of forensic toxicology, including the following areas:
      -  Standards, practice, and protocols including quality assurance and quality control
      -  Education and training requirements
      -  Accreditation
      -  Certification
2.  SWGTOX will provide guidance for the development of a Code of Professional Conduct for forensic toxicologists and laboratories.
3.  SWGTOX will identify general areas of research and development needs in the field of forensic toxicology.
4.  SWGTOX will promote public awareness of the field of forensic toxicology.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CONTACTS:

Standards, Practice, Protocols and Accreditation - Marc A. LeBeau, Ph.D., DABFT
Education, Ethics, Outreach and Certification - Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., DABFT
Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation - Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., DABFT

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

 

Robert A. Middleberg, Ph.D., DABFT (Chair)

Laurel Farrell

Melissa Kenendy, M.S.

Marc A. LeBeau, Ph.D., DABFT

Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., DABFT

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:

 

Madeline Montgomery, FTS-ABFT

 

Please send inquiries and comments regarding SWGTOX and its documents to: comments@swgtox.org

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SWGTOX STANDARDS:

New!!  SWGTOX Standard for Breath Alcohol Personnel

      

     New!!  SWGTOX Response to Public Comment on Standard for Breath Alcohol Personnel

 

New!!  SWGTOX Standard for Laboratory Personnel

      

     New!!  SWGTOX Response to Public Comment on Standard for Laboratory Personnel

 

SWGTOX Standard on the Accreditation of Forensic Toxicology Laboratories

 

     SWGTOX Response to Public Comment on Standard on the Accreditation of Forensic Toxicology Laboratories


SWGTOX Standard Practices for Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories

 

     SWGTOX Response to Public Comment on Standard Practices for Method Validation in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories

 

SWGTOX Standard for Developing a Guide and Code of Professional Conduct in Forensic Toxicology

 

SWGTOX DOCUMENTS:

 

SWGTOX Program Document

 

SWGTOX Recommendations of the Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Committee

 

     SWGTOX Response to Public Comment on Recommendations of the RDTE Committee

 

SWGTOX DOCUMENT MAP

SWGTOX BYLAWS (Approved April 18, 2014)

SWGTOX CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (Approved December 16, 2010)

 

FTC/SWGTOX DOCUMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY COUNCIL'S - "WHAT IS FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY" (August 2010)

 

SWGDRUG 2013 - SWGTOX Update

 

AAFS 2014 - SWGTOX Update

 

SWGTOX MEETING MINUTES:

April 2011

 

September 2011

 

November 2011

 

March 2012

 

December 2012

 

May 2013

 

November 2013

 

April 2014

 

October 2014

 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS:

NIJ's Listing of Scientific Working Groups

 

NIST Forensic Science Information                                                                   

 



 


UPDATED – 10/09/14 mm
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