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8-1023. Testing not considered medical care; information to be provided law enforcement officer; costs, assessment; privileges not applicable. (a) The testing and method of testing consented to under K.S.A. 8-1001, and amendments thereto, shall not be considered to have been conducted for any medical care or treatment purpose. The results of such test, the person's name whose bodily substance is drawn or tested, the location of the test or procedure, the names of all health care providers and personnel who participated in the procedure or test, and the date and time of the test or procedure are required by law to be provided to the requesting law enforcement officer or the law enforcement officer's designee after the requesting law enforcement officer has complied with K.S.A. 8-1001, and amendments thereto.

(b) All costs of conducting any procedure or test requested by a law enforcement agency and authorized by K.S.A. 8-1001, and amendments thereto, including the costs of the evidence collection kits shall be charged to and paid by the county where the alleged offense was committed. Such county may be reimbursed such costs upon the costs being paid by the defendant as court costs assessed pursuant to K.S.A. 28-172a, and amendments thereto.

(c) The cost assessed under K.S.A. 8-1001, and amendments thereto, shall be the then current medicaid rate for any such procedure or test, or both.

(d) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the collection and delivery of the sample and required information to the law enforcement officer pursuant to K.S.A. 8-1001, and amendments thereto, shall not be subject to the physician-patient privilege or any other law that prohibits the transfer, release or disclosure of the sample or of the required information.

History: L. 2008, ch. 170, ยง 2; July 1.

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