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Q: Is a EMT qualified to draw blood for a DUI case in VA. How do I know if they are designated by order of a circuit court

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: For purposes of this article, only a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, phlebotomist, graduate laboratory technician or a technician or nurse designated by order of a circuit court acting upon the recommendation of a licensed physician, using soap and water, polyvinylpyrrolidone iodine, pvp iodine, povidone iodine or benzalkonium chloride to cleanse the part of the body from which the blood is taken and using instruments sterilized by the accepted steam sterilizer or some other sterilizer which will not affect the accuracy of the test, or using chemically clean sterile disposable syringes, shall withdraw blood for the purpose of determining its alcohol or drug or both alcohol and drug content.

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