ND Body Fluids Law

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The North Dakota House has approved a conference committee report making it a crime to knowingly cause bodily fluids to come in contact with an emergency responder in a health care facility. Representative Marv Nelson says the latest amendment to the law illustrates the need to review the state’s assault codes for the sake of consistency.

Representative Rick Becker says the law goes a bit too far.

The final House vote was 76-16 in favor of the added protections. Violators could face up to five years in prison and a 10-thousand dollar fine.

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