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Search Warrant For Communicable Disease Testing

Concerning procedures for ordered testing for communicable diseases.
2016 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Current law provides that a person may be required to submit to a medical test for communicable diseases if the person's or another person's bodily fluid came into contact with another person related to a conviction or finding of probable cause related to an assault in the first, second, or third degree. The act repeals these provisions and substitutes a provision authorizing a court, after the person has refused to consent to a blood test, to issue a court order for a person to give blood to test for a communicable disease if:
  • Probable cause exists to believe that an assault has been committed; and
  • The person's blood or other bodily fluid came into contact with another person and there is reason to believe, based on information from a medical professional or health department, that the other person is at risk of transmission of a communicable disease.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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