RS 13:5721     

§5721.  Regional forensic science center

A.(1)  A regional forensic science center is hereby established to be composed of the parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Orleans, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Terrebonne, and Washington.

(2)  The center shall be governed by a board of directors to be composed of the coroners of the parishes comprising the center.

(3)  The center shall perform such examinations as the board of directors sees fit as well as perform such other functions as determined by a majority of the board.

(4)  Fees for work performed by the center shall be determined by the board in an amount sufficient to cover the operating cost of the center.

(5)  The cost of equipment and maintenance of the center shall be shared on a just and agreeable basis by the participating parishes.

B.  No inmate within the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall be housed, serviced, or maintained at such a center if it is located within one mile of a residential area.  An area shall be considered a residential area if it has been zoned or designated as such by the appropriate local governing authority or if within an area of one-quarter square mile or larger there is a population density of two thousand or more persons per square mile.

Acts 1984, No. 570, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1571 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.