Gardaí requesting samples for Alcohol Testing
- In the case of an assault, accident or suspicious incident, please do not take samples for forensic alcohol estimation.
- As the treating physician your primary role is to provide relevant clinical information to Garda and (where applicable) to the designated doctor (garda doctor) or nurse concerning any health condition affecting the capacity of the driver to consent and any prejudice to the driver’s health at the time of taking the specimen.
- The acquisition of body fluids (blood and/or urine samples for alcohol analysis, drugs assay and serological typing etc) is the responsibility of the attending garda surgeon (confirming letter).
- Incapacitated Driver Guideline 2014
Content by Dr Stephen Cusack 10/12/2008. Last review Dr ÍOS 10/11/18.