Illegal Blood Draws

Beware of the EMT or Paramedic blood draw! Many blood draws are being done are illegal. Texas law says the following people can legally draw blood:   Texas Tn. Code § 724.017(a) and (c): (a) Only the following may take a blood specimen at the request or order of a peace officer under this chapter:        (1)  a physician;        (2)  a qualified technician;        (3)  a registered professional nurse;        (4) a licensed vocational nurse; or        (5) a licensed or certified emergency medical technician-intermediate or emergency medical technician-paramedic... Continue reading →