Maine Revised Statutes

§2524. Administration of tests

1. Persons qualified to draw blood for blood tests.  Only a physician, registered physician's assistant, registered nurse or person whose occupational license or training allows that person to draw blood samples may draw a specimen of blood for the purpose of determining the blood-alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite.
[ 2013, c. 459, §11 (AMD) .]
2. Persons qualified to analyze blood for blood tests.  A person conducting an analysis of blood-alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite must be certified by the Department of Health and Human Services.
[ 2013, c. 459, §11 (AMD) .]
3. Persons qualified to operate and analyze breath tests.  A person certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy as qualified to operate an approved self-contained, breath-alcohol testing apparatus may operate an apparatus to collect and analyze a sample specimen of breath.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Chemical tests on blood and urine specimens.  A sample specimen of blood or urine may be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services or a person certified by the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of conducting chemical tests to determine alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite.
[ 2013, c. 459, §11 (AMD) .]
5. Equipment for taking specimens.  For purposes of this section, only collection kits having a stamp of approval affixed by the Department of Health and Human Services may be used to take a sample specimen of blood or urine, except that a self-contained, breath-alcohol testing apparatus if reasonably available may be used to determine the alcohol level.
Approved breath-alcohol testing apparatus must have a stamp of approval affixed by the Department of Health and Human Services after periodic testing. That stamp is valid for no more than one year.
[ 2013, c. 459, §11 (AMD) .]
6. Procedures for operation and testing of testing apparatus.  The Department of Health and Human Services shall establish, by rule, the procedures for the operation and testing of testing apparatus.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1999, c. 32, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2009, c. 447, §§70, 71 (AMD). 2013, c. 459, §11 (AMD).