2021 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 5 - Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving
Section 523 - Persons authorized to draw blood -- Immunity from liability.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-523 (2021)
Effective 5/14/2019
41-6a-523. Persons authorized to draw blood -- Immunity from liability.
  • (1)
    • (a) Only the following, acting at the request of a peace officer, may draw blood to determine its alcohol or drug content:
      • (i) a physician;
      • (ii) a physician assistant;
      • (iii) a registered nurse;
      • (iv) a licensed practical nurse;
      • (v) a paramedic;
      • (vi) as provided in Subsection (1)(b), emergency medical service personnel other than paramedics; or
      • (vii) a person with a valid permit issued by the Department of Health under Section 26-1-30.
    • (b) The Department of Health may designate by rule, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, which emergency medical service personnel, as defined in Section 26-8a-102, are authorized to draw blood under Subsection (1)(a)(vi), based on the type of license under Section 26-8a-302.
    • (c) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to taking a urine, breath, or oral fluid specimen.
  • (2) The following are immune from civil or criminal liability arising from drawing a blood sample from a person whom a peace officer has reason to believe is driving in violation of this chapter, if the sample is drawn in accordance with standard medical practice:
    • (a) a person authorized to draw blood under Subsection (1)(a); and
    • (b) if the blood is drawn at a hospital or other medical facility, the medical facility.

Amended by Chapter 349, 2019 General Session
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