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Chapter 901
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F.S. 901.215
901.215 Search of person arrested for identifying device indicating a medical disability.Every law enforcement officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, or other arresting officer shall, when arresting any person who appears to be inebriated, intoxicated, or not in control of his or her physical functions, examine such person to ascertain whether or not the person is wearing a medic-alert bracelet or necklace or has upon his or her person some other visible identifying device which would specifically delineate a medical disability which would account for the actions of such person. Any arresting officer who does, in fact, discover such identifying device upon such person shall take immediate steps to aid the afflicted person in receiving medication or other treatment for his or her disability.
History.s. 1, ch. 74-25; s. 1465, ch. 97-102.