2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:610 - Procedures for withdrawal, collection, and transmission of DNA samples

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:610 (2018)

§610. Procedures for withdrawal, collection, and transmission of DNA samples

A. Each DNA sample required to be drawn or taken under this Chapter from persons who are arrested, incarcerated, or confined shall be drawn or taken at the place of booking, incarceration, or confinement. DNA samples from persons who are not ordered or sentenced to a term of confinement shall be drawn or taken at a prison, jail unit, juvenile facility, or other facility to be specified by the court. Only those individuals qualified to draw or take DNA samples in a medically approved manner shall draw or take a DNA sample to be submitted for DNA analysis. The DNA sample and a set of fingerprints taken upon booking shall be delivered to the state police in accordance with state police rules and regulations.

B. A person authorized to draw or take DNA samples under this Chapter shall not be criminally liable for withdrawing or taking a DNA sample and transmitting test results pursuant to this Chapter if he performed these activities in good faith and shall not be civilly liable for such activities when he acted in a reasonable manner according to generally accepted medical and other professional practices.

Acts 1997, No. 737, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; H.C.R. No. 40, 1999 R.S., eff. June 21, 1999; Acts 2009, No. 9, §1.

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