Waste blood specimen requirements.

Authors: Senator Randall Head, Senator Ronald Grooms

Co-authors: Senator Vaneta Becker, Senator Dennis Kruse, Senator Jean Breaux

Sponsors: Representative William Friend


Adds retention and destruction requirements to the state department of health's epidemiological survey and research system for waste blood specimens. Specifies consent required under certain circumstances concerning waste blood specimens. Allows a parent to request that the waste blood specimen of a newborn be destroyed not later than six months after collection. Requires a fee to be assessed for certain people applying to use samples of the waste blood specimens. Specifies when identifiable information of waste blood specimens can be released, and sets forth requirements.