Blood transport veto overridden

AUGUSTA — The Legislature last Friday overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill directing the Maine State Ferry Service to install lockboxes on ferries for carrying blood and other medical samples from the outer islands to the mainland for testing.

This security measure will allow samples to be transported unaccompanied. Donna Wiegle, director of the Mill Pond Health Center on Swans Island, had testified before a legislative committee in support of the bill.

In his veto message to the Legislature, LePage cited objections to other provisions in the bill, not to the lockbox proposal.

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