Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1968 NO. 35 > Nov 20 1968

A county coroner may take a blood sample from a person killed in a traffic accident and submit this sample to the state toxicologist for examination without violating RCW 68.08.105, relating to the confidentiality of reports and records of autopsies or post mortems; however, the state toxicologist has no authority to require any such blood sample to be submitted to him.