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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:732

Doctors may take blood samples from unconscious drivers

For the first time UK doctors will no longer need consent before taking blood samples from unconscious or incapacitated drivers. Under provisions of the 2002 Police Reform Act, police can now ask doctors to carry out forensic tests on incapacitated drivers who have not agreed to the procedures. The BMA …

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