I don't know if anyone has heard, but this week, our former Attorney General for Kansas Phill Kline (now the Johnson Co. D.A.) is seeking to enact a law that requires ER nurses to obtain legal blood draws on patients EVEN if they REFUSE! He has even stated that he is will arrest ER nurses and physicians for obstruction of justice if they do not comply. In all my 14 years of nursing, I have always been under the understanding that illegally obtaining blood from a patient is considered battery. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Here is the link from the KC Star about this new legislation:
Would appreciate any opinions from legal nurses as to what this means!