Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Yale H. Caplan, Ph.D., 2018; Lorraine J. Doucette, 2018; Rana A. DellaRocca, 2019; Melissa S. Kennedy, 2019; Lilia A. Mijares, Ph.D., 2019; Karin Athanas, 2020; Daniel E. Katz, 2020; one vacancy.
Ex officio: Patricia T. (Tricia) Nay, M.D., Director, Office of Health Care Quality; Robert A. Myers, Ph.D., Director, Laboratories Administration.
Staff: Tia M. Tate
c/o Office of Health Care Quality, Maryland Department of Health
Bland Bryant Building, Maple St., Spring Grove Hospital Center, Catonsville, MD 21228
In October 2007, the Forensic Laboratory Advisory Committee was authorized (Chapter 147, Acts of 2007).
The Committee advises the Secretary of Health on promulgating regulations that set standards and requirements for the operation of forensic laboratories in Maryland. Since December 31, 2011, all forensic laboratories must be licensed by the Secretary of Health.
Ten members constitute the Committee. The Governor appoints eight members, and two serve ex officio (Code Health-General Article, sec. 17-2A-12).
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