Legislative Updates

Forced Blood Draws – HB 2413

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We testified in support of HB 2413 in the House General Laws Committee. The bill prevents forcing medical personnel to draw blood if the patient refuses and there is no warrant; if it would expose the nurse, paramedic, EMT, physician to liability; if drawing blood could cause an adverse action by a governmental or accrediting body. The bill also states that you can’t be arrested for failure to comply with the request to draw blood.