2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:659 - Procedures for conduct, disposition, and use of forensic anthropological analysis

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:659 (2018)

§659. Procedures for conduct, disposition, and use of forensic anthropological analysis

A. The F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory shall prescribe procedures to be used in the collection, submission, identification, analysis, storage, and disposition of unidentified human remains samples submitted pursuant to this Chapter. The information obtained by the F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory from analysis of the unidentified human remains shall be stored in the state forensic anthropology database in the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program and records of testing shall be retained by the F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory.

B. The F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory may store any DNA profile obtained from analysis of the unidentified human remains and missing persons in the state forensic anthropology database.

C. The F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory may contract with third parties to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter. Any such third-party contractor shall be subject to all of the restrictions and requirements of this Chapter which are applicable to the F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory and shall be subject to any additional restrictions deemed appropriate by the F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory.

D. Except for analysis on quality control samples, tests performed on all unidentified human remains and missing persons samples shall be used only for law enforcement identification purposes or to assist in the recovery or identification of human remains from disasters or for other humanitarian identification purposes.

Acts 2006, No. 227, §1.

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