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S.F. No. 3350 - Blood borne pathogens; exposure; ex parte hearing
Author: Senator John A. Hoffman
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
Date: April 4, 2016


           This bill authorizes an ex parte hearing to determine if a source individual should be ordered to provide a blood sample for blood-borne pathogen testing when an EMS provider has experienced significant exposure. The ex parte hearing (with only one party present) shall be conducted if the source individual does not attend the hearing and the petitioner complied with the notice requirements. In addition, if the source individual does not comply with court-ordered blood collection, the bill authorizes taking the source individual into custody for purposes of obtaining a blood sample. The hold is limited to 24 hours.

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