Retention of blood samples.

Authors: Representative Robert Morris


Requires a hospital or facility that obtains or receives a bodily substance sample (sample) taken at the direction of a law enforcement officer to retain the sample until notified in writing by an authorized law enforcement officer that the sample may be destroyed, discarded, or transferred. Permits the hospital or facility to charge a reasonable storage fee if the sample is retained for longer than 60 days, and specifies that a hospital or facility is not required to retain a sample for more than three years unless an authorized law enforcement officer requests that it be retained for a longer time.