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  • Potential Liability for Warrantless Blood Draws

    In April 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision regarding warrantless blood draws that may be of interest to Washington state healthcare providers.  In Missouri v. McNeely, the Supreme Court overturned 46 years of precedent which had created a de facto exception to the warrant requirement for blood draws in DUI arrests.  Prior to McNeely, it was acceptable to justify warrantless searches under the exigent circumstances exception to the Fourth Amendment’s requirements. Click on the title above to read more...

 
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