FSC: Health Dept. Demands Blood Test From Performer

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition reported Wednesday evening that officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have on at least one occasion appeared at the home of an adult industry performer and demanded that the model immediately provide a blood sample.

The Health Department officials offered no court order or other lawful justification for the "shocking intrusion into fundamental civil rights," said the FSC, which did not disclose the performer's identity.

"Although the FSC cannot provide legal advice, we urge any person to seek legal counsel before consenting to such lawless violations of medical privacy and 4th Amendment rights," the adult industry trade group said. "This is not the first time that the L.A. County Department of Public Health reportedly has acted as if it had legal authority for an action, when in reality it had none."

The FSC also said that the Health Department officials "reportedly claimed to have authority from the U.S. Justice Department to seize 2257 records; authority that has not been documented and is almost certainly false."

FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas said that performers should be aware of their rights.

“You are not a serf living under the whims and dictates of a feudal Los Angeles County Department of Public Health,” Douglas said. “You can and should ask for a written list of any demand and the authority for those demands."

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