In Massachusetts, it is illegal to give a person a drug of any kind with the intention of having sexual intercourse with that person. If the survivor or medical provider suspects that a drug was used to facilitate an assault, a blood and/or urine sample may be collected as a part of the sexual assault exam and evidence collection kit. This is called the "toxicology kit."
The samples in the kit will be tested for the presence of substances, such as drugs and alcohol:
If you choose to complete a toxicology kit and report the assault to the police, the toxicology results may be given to the perpetrator as part of the legal process. If you have questions about toxicology results or want more information regarding your legal options, you can call the Forensic Information Line at 866-463-3799.
If you have questions about the toxicology results call the Forensic Information Line at 866-463-3799.
This project was supported by Grant #2009-WF-AX-0014 awarded by the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security Office of Grants & Research and subgranted to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Points of view in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division.