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     Idaho Statutes

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49-1314.  Testing blood of persons killed in accidents. (1) The director of the Idaho state police, jointly with the various county coroners, shall provide a system and procedure whereby all coroners in Idaho shall obtain blood samples from all pedestrians and motor vehicle operators who have died as a result of and contemporaneously with an accident involving a motor vehicle.
(2)  All investigating peace officers shall report traffic fatalities to the county coroner or follow the procedure established by the joint action of the director of the Idaho state police and the various coroners.
(3)  The blood sample, or result of blood testing, with any information as may be required, shall be delivered to the director of the Idaho state police or his designee. Upon receipt of the sample the director will cause all tests as may be required to determine the amount of alcohol, narcotics and dangerous drugs that may be contained in the sample.
(4)  The results of such tests shall be used for statistical purposes and shall be subject to disclosure according to chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code.

[49-1314, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 335, p. 743; am. 1989, ch. 310, sec. 26, p. 799; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 72, p. 538; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 119, p. 1581; am. 2002, ch. 44, sec. 1, p. 98; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 131, p. 477.]

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