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Deregulation Act 2015

Further extension of role of healthcare professionals: road and rail transport

724.Paragraph 8 amends section 7A of the RTA to provide that, in addition to medical practitioners, a registered healthcare professional may, in the course of an investigation, take a blood specimen from a person who may be incapable of consenting to that specimen being taken. Paragraph 12 makes a corresponding change to the TWA for the railways regime.

725.Paragraph 9 amends section 11 of the RTA to remove a restriction on a registered healthcare professional from taking a specimen of blood only in a police station. Paragraph 13 makes a corresponding change to the TWA for the railways regime.

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