American Board of Forensic Toxicology [ABFT] Law and Legal Definition

The American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) is a non-profit organization incorporated to establish and enhance voluntary standards for the practice of forensic toxicology and for the examination and recognition of scientists and laboratories providing forensic toxicology services. The ABFT is recognized by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Society of Forensic Toxicologists, California Association of Toxicologists, Canadian Society of Forensic Science and Southwestern Association of Toxicologists.

The objective of the Board is to establish, enhance, and revise as necessary, standards of qualification for individuals who practice forensic toxicology, and to certify as qualified those voluntary applicants who comply with the requirements of the Board. The ABFT aims to establish a practical and equitable system of readily identifying individuals who possess the requisite qualifications and competence in forensic toxicology.