2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 13 - Boating While Intoxicated
Section 66-13-6 - Blood-alcohol tests; persons qualified to perform tests; relief from civil and criminal liability.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-13-6 (2019)

Only a physician, licensed professional or practical nurse or laboratory technician or technologist employed by a hospital or physician shall withdraw blood from a person in the performance of a blood-alcohol or drug test. A physician, nurse, technician or technologist who withdraws blood from a person in the performance of a blood-alcohol or drug test that has been directed by a law enforcement officer, or by a judicial or probation officer, shall not be held liable in a civil or criminal action for assault, battery, false imprisonment or any conduct of a law enforcement officer, except for negligence, nor shall a person assisting in the performance of the test, or a hospital wherein blood is withdrawn in the performance of the test, be subject to civil or criminal liability for assault, battery, false imprisonment or any conduct of a law enforcement officer, except for negligence.

History: Laws 2003, ch. 241, § 6.

ANNOTATIONS

Effective dates. — Laws 2003, ch. 241, § 16 made the act effective July 1, 2003.

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