(1) Only individuals (a) who are physicians or registered nurses, (b) who are trained to withdraw human blood for scientific or medical purposes and are obtaining blood specimens while working under orders of or protocols and procedures approved by a physician, registered nurse, or other independent health care practitioner licensed to practice by the state if the scope of practice of that practitioner permits the practitioner to obtain blood specimens, or (c) who are both employed by a licensed institution or facility and have been trained to withdraw human blood for scientific or medical purposes shall withdraw blood for a DNA blood sample under the DNA Identification Information Act. Withdrawal of blood shall be performed in a medically approved manner using a collection kit provided or accepted by the Nebraska State Patrol. The collection of buccal cell samples shall be performed by any person approved or designated by the Nebraska State Patrol and using a collection kit provided or accepted by the Nebraska State Patrol.
Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 29-4107
- Person: shall include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
- State: when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
(2) In addition to the DNA sample, one thumb print or fingerprint shall be taken from the person from whom the DNA sample is being collected for the exclusive purpose of verifying the identity of such person. The DNA sample and the thumb print or fingerprint shall be delivered to the Nebraska State Patrol within five working days after collecting the sample unless the DNA sample was collected from buccal cell samples, in which case the DNA sample shall be delivered within ten working days after collecting the sample.
(3) A person authorized to collect DNA samples under the act is not criminally liable for collecting a DNA sample and transmitting DNA records pursuant to the act if he or she performs these activities in good faith and is not civilly liable for such activities if he or she performed such activities in a reasonable manner according to generally accepted medical standards for blood samples or in accordance with the collection kit and procedures approved by the Nebraska State Patrol for tissue samples.