Texas Transportation Code § 724.014. Person Incapable of Refusal

(a) A person who is dead, unconscious, or otherwise incapable of refusal is considered not to have withdrawn the consent provided by Section 724.011 .

(b) If the person is dead, a specimen may be taken by:

(1) the county medical examiner or the examiner's designated agent;  or

(2) a licensed mortician or a person authorized under Section 724.016 or 724.017 if there is not a county medical examiner for the county.

(c) If the person is alive but is incapable of refusal, a specimen may be taken by a person authorized under Section 724.016 or 724.017 .


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