Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology [SWGTOX] Law and Legal Definition

The Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology [SWGTOX] is an organization established to develop and disseminate consensus standards for the practice of forensic toxicology. The SWGTOX activities concerns toxicological matters related to the law including, post-mortem toxicology, human performance toxicology, and workplace drug testing.

The SWGTOX mission is to:

a. establish minimum standards;

b. establish practice and protocols;

c. establish quality assurance and quality control;

d. provide education and training requirements;

e. accreditation and certification;

f. establish a uniform Code of Professional Practice;

g. identify areas of research and development needs in the field of forensic toxicology; and

h. promote public awareness.