A physician and surgeon who collects biological specimens for clinical testing or examination shall secure or ensure that his or her employees, agents, or contractors secure those specimens in a locked container when those specimens are placed in a public location outside of the custodial control of the licensee, or his or her employees, agents, or contractors, pursuant to the requirements of Section 681.
Commencing July 1, 2000, the board may impose a fine against a licensee not to exceed the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a violation of this section.
This section shall not apply when the biological specimens have been received by mail in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 922, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018