THE IDAHO DNA DATABASE ACT OF 1996
19-5511. Collection and forwarding of samples — Liability — Use of force. (1) The director of the department of correction or the chief administrative officer of the detention facility, jail, other facility at which the DNA sample and thumbprint impression were collected shall forward the samples and impressions to the bureau of forensic services according to requirements set forth in the bureau of forensic services rules.
(2) The bureau of forensic services shall provide all specimen collection materials, thumbprint cards, mailing tubes, envelopes, labels and instructions for the collection of the samples and thumbprint impressions. The DNA samples and thumbprint impressions shall thereafter be forwarded to the bureau of forensic services for analysis of DNA.
(3) The bureau of forensic services shall adopt rules specifying how DNA samples are to be taken. The right thumbprint impression shall be taken on a form prescribed by the Idaho state police.
(4) No person or governmental agency shall be subject to civil or criminal liability for obtaining DNA samples or obtaining thumbprint impressions absent a showing of reckless disregard for medically accepted practices or a showing of malice.
(5) Duly authorized law enforcement and correction personnel shall employ reasonable force in cases where an individual who is incarcerated refuses or resists submission to procedures for collecting a DNA sample or thumbprint impression authorized by this chapter, and no employee shall be subject to criminal or civil liability for the reasonable use of force absent a showing of malice.
[19-5511, added 1997, ch. 120, sec. 1, p. 347; am. 1998, ch. 123, sec. 5, p. 459; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 51, p. 1503.]