New blood draw procedures law inspired by Nurse Wubbels controversy

Inside Utah Politics

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – The unjustified arrest of of University of Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels went viral last year after she was detained for refusing to allow police to draw blood from a patient without a warrant. 

This year, one state lawmaker took up the issue to make sure it will never happen again. 

Representative Craig Hall stops by Inside Utah Politics to discuss some of the bills that he sponsored during this year’s legislative session. 

One of those bills is House Bill 43.

“If a law enforcement officer wants a blood draw, then they would need either written or verbal consent of the individual whose blood is being drawn or that law enforcement officer would need to seek a warrant and what we learned during the interim is that if a law enforcement officer wants a warrant, it only takes about 10 minutes now. So frankly there’s just no reason to not ask for a warrant,” said Hall.  

He also talks about House Bill 113 and 133 the new filing and employment amendments bills. 

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