TX5: HIPAA doesn’t create REP in blood toxicology for medical treatment later used in DUI

HIPAA doesn’t create a reasonable expectation of privacy in one’s blood sample obtained for medical treatment. HIPAA recognizes criminal process to obtain it. Consuelo v. State, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 8460 (Tex. App. – Dallas Oct. 27, 2020).

Any lack of particularity here (which it wasn’t necessarily) was cured by incorporation of the affidavit. United States v. Carter, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 33890 (6th Cir. Oct. 26, 2020).

Defendant was unreasonably detained to permit a dog sniff, and the motion to suppress should be granted. His requests to be on his way were ignored. United States v. Barrera, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 199721 (D.S.D. Oct. 9, 2020) (R&R).*

Property allegedly on the curtilage wasn’t, and, in any event, the officers had consent. And, he lacked a reasonable expectation of privacy in the area searched. No landlord-tenant relationship was shown. Riley v. State, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 8443 (Tex. App. – San Antonio Oct. 28, 2020).*

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