A. Only a person authorized by law shall collect human bodily materials. Technical personnel of a laboratory may collect blood, remove stomach contents and collect material for smears and cultures or inject substances under the direction or on the written request of a licensed physician for examination by a licensed laboratory.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-471

  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • laboratory: means any facility, agency, institution, medical office, health care institution, building, or place which provides through its ownership or operation facilities for the microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, cytologic, histologic, radiobioassay, cytogenetic, histocompatibility, pathological, toxicological or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a disease or an impairment or the assessment of human health conditions or to determine the presence, absence or concentration of various substances in the body. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation, whether or not organized for profit, or any other form of business enterprise. See Arizona Laws 36-451

B. Paramedics, advanced emergency medical technicians or personnel who have written approval of the director may collect blood and collect material for smears and cultures under the direction or on the written request of a licensed physician.