SB 5066 - DIGEST

Provides that it is not professional misconduct for a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, physician assistant, first responder, emergency medical technician, health care assistant, or technician trained in withdrawing blood, to collect a blood sample without a person's consent when he or she was directed by a law enforcement officer to do so for the purpose of a blood test under the provisions of a search warrant or exigent circumstances.

Requires the secretary of the department of health, in consultation with health profession boards and commissions, the state criminal justice training commission, and the Washington state patrol, to establish by rule the administrative procedures and requirements for initial issue, renewal, and reissue of a credential for forensic phlebotomists.