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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 40. Department of Forensic Science
Chapter 60. DNA Data Bank Regulations
3/2/2024

6VAC40-60-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"CODIS" means the Combined DNA Index System.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

"DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid.

"DNA data bank" means the Virginia State DNA Index System (SDIS) maintained by the department, which is a database of DNA profiles associated with the corresponding personally identifying information.

"DNA profile" means the results of DNA analysis of a sample of human biological evidence.

"Law-enforcement agency" means any federal, state, or local government law-enforcement organization.

"Subject" means the individual from whom a sample of human biological evidence has been obtained.

Statutory Authority

§§ 9.1-1110 and 19.2-310.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 21, eff. July 16, 2012.

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