1.  Collection equipment.  The crime lab shall provide collection equipment or a kit for the collection of a biological sample required by section 1574 to persons authorized to collect samples.  

[PL 2003, c. 393, §4 (AMD).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1575

2.  Person to draw blood sample.  Only a duly licensed physician, physician assistant, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, person certified by the Department of Health and Human Services or person whose occupational license or training allows that person to draw blood samples may draw a blood sample for DNA analysis.  

[PL 2003, c. 393, §4 (AMD); PL 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV).]

2-A.  Person to collect biological sample.  A person described in subsection 2, a corrections officer or other staff member of a county jail who is designated by the sheriff or jail administrator of that county jail or a corrections officer, probation officer, juvenile community corrections officer or other staff member of the Department of Corrections who is designated by the Commissioner of Corrections and is trained to collect biological samples may collect a biological sample that is not a blood sample.  

[PL 2019, c. 369, §1 (AMD).]

3.  Liability.  A person authorized under this section to draw blood or collect other biological samples is not liable for damages or liable for the act of drawing blood or collecting another biological sample for DNA analysis when that person exercises due care in drawing blood or collecting the biological sample.  

[PL 2003, c. 393, §4 (AMD).]

4.  Crime labAll biological samples collected pursuant to this Act must be forwarded to the crime lab for DNA analysis.  

[PL 2003, c. 393, §4 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 1995, c. 457, §1 (NEW). PL 1997, c. 608, §4 (AMD). PL 2003, c. 393, §4 (AMD). PL 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). PL 2005, c. 329, §5 (AMD). PL 2019, c. 369, §1 (AMD).