SB 575 Requires rape victims to be informed of their right to request a drug test for the presence of a date rape drug
Sponsor: Justus
LR Number: 2368L.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/26/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S333
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 575 - The Department of Health and Senior Services shall require all health care personnel involved in the examination and treatment of rape victims to inform such victims of their right to request a drug test for the presence of a date rape drug. After providing the information, the provider shall provide the victim with a release form to sign stating that the victim has been informed of his or her right to request such a drug test. If the test is requested, the provide shall administer the test and include the results with other evidence.

This act is similar to HB 917 (2007) & a provision of SCS/SB 429 (2007).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE