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Florida Statutes § 760.40

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“Genetic testing, informed consent, confidentiality, penalties, notice of use of results under the civil rights law”

Genetic tests may only occur only with the informed consent of the person to be tested except for purposes of criminal prosecution, paternity determinations, and the acquirement of specimens. The genetic test results are the exclusive property of the person tested, are confidential, and may not be disclosed without the consent of the person tested. If a public entity holds the DNA analysis, such information is exempt of the state’s law providing the public the right to obtain copies of public records. A person who violates this statute is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

Related laws:

Florida Statutes § 400.494



Current as of June 2015