ARS 28-1390. Emergency personnel; law enforcement
- Notwithstanding any other law, if a law enforcement officer reasonably believes that a person may have violated section 28-1381, 28-1382 or 28-1383, the law enforcement officer may request emergency department personnel of a health care institution as defined in section 36-401 to provide to the law enforcement officer a copy of any written or electronic report of the person’s blood alcohol concentration.
- Before requesting the information required by subsection A of this section, a law enforcement officer shall obtain permission from the emergency department director or the director’s designee to speak with the personnel. The permission shall not be refused, but may be delayed if, in the opinion of the emergency department director or the director’s designee, taking the personnel away from patient care duties could cause patient harm.
- If a law enforcement officer makes a request of emergency department personnel pursuant to subsection A of this section, the personnel shall comply with the request. Emergency department personnel are not required to determine whether a law enforcement officer has a reasonable belief that a person may have violated section 28-1381, 28-1382 or 28-1383 when complying with the request in subsection A of this section.
- Emergency department personnel do not incur any civil liability as a result of complying with this section unless the personnel, while performing the activity, act with gross negligence.
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