(a) The Chief District Court Judge, the Department of Health and Human Services, the
district attorney, and the sheriff shall:
(1) Establish a written procedure for attorneys and witnesses to have access to the
chemical analysis room.
(2) Approve the location of written notice of implied-consent rights in the chemical
analysis room in accordance with G.S. 20-16.2.
(3) Approve a procedure for access to a person arrested for an implied-consent offense
by family and friends or a qualified person contacted by the arrested person to obtain
blood or urine when the arrested person is held in custody and unable to obtain pretrial
release from jail.
(b) Signs shall be posted explaining to the public the procedure for obtaining access
to the room where the chemical analysis of the breath is administered and to any person
arrested for an implied-consent offense. The initial signs shall be provided by the Department of Transportation, without
costs. The signs shall thereafter be maintained by the county for all county buildings
and the county courthouse.
(c) If the instrument for performing a chemical analysis of the breath is located
in a State or municipal building, then the head of the highway patrol for the county,
the chief of police for the city or that person's designee shall be substituted for
the sheriff when determining signs and access to the chemical analysis room. The signs shall be maintained by the owner of the building. When a breath testing instrument is in a motor vehicle or at a temporary location,
the Department of Health and Human Services shall alone perform the functions listed
in subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section.
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