DNA Sample Law and Legal Definition

DNA sample refers to a blood or swab specimen from a person, as prescribed by administrative regulation that is required to be submitted to a State Police forensic laboratory for law enforcement identification purposes and inclusion in law enforcement identification databases.

The following is an example of a state law on DNA Sample:

A DNA sample shall be obtained in an approved manner by authorized personnel, a physician, registered nurse, phlebotomist, medical technician, or medical technologist, and packaged with supplies and containers provided by the Department of Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory in accordance with administrative regulations promulgated by the cabinet. No civil liability shall attach to any person authorized to obtain the DNA sample as provided by this section as a result of the act of obtaining the DNA sample from any person, provided the procedure was done according to administrative regulations by the cabinet. [KRS § 17.170].