2021 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 5 - Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving
Section 525 - Reporting test results -- Immunity from liability.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-525 (2021)
41-6a-525. Reporting test results -- Immunity from liability.
  • (1) As used in this section, "health care provider" means a person licensed under:
    • (a)Title 58, Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act;
    • (b)Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act; or
    • (c)Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act.
  • (2) A health care provider who is providing medical care to any person involved in a motor vehicle crash may notify, as soon as reasonably possible, the nearest peace officer or law enforcement agency if the health care provider has reason to believe, as a result of any test performed in the course of medical treatment, that the:
    • (a) person's blood alcohol concentration meets or exceeds the limits under Subsection 41-6a-502(1)(a);
    • (b) person is younger than 21 years of age and has any measurable blood, breath, or urine alcohol concentration in the person's body; or
    • (c) person has any measurable controlled substance or metabolite of a controlled substance in the person's body which could be a violation of Subsection 41-6a-502(1)(b) or Section 41-6a-517.
  • (3) The report under Subsection (2) shall consist of the:
    • (a) name of the person being treated;
    • (b) date and time of the administration of the test; and
    • (c) results disclosed by the test.
  • (4) A health care provider participating in good faith in making a report or assisting an investigator from a law enforcement agency pursuant to this section is immune from any liability, civil or criminal, that otherwise might result by reason of those actions.
  • (5) A report under Subsection (2) may not be used to support a finding of probable cause that a person who is not a driver of a vehicle has committed an offense.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session
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