The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 458, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:
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Page 5, line 25, delete "confidentiality".
Page 5, between lines 28 and 29, begin a new paragraph and insert:
" (i) As a routine component of prenatal care, every individual described in subsection (a) is required to provide information and counseling regarding HIV and the standard serological test for HIV, and to offer and recommend the standard serological test for HIV.
(j) The individual described in subsection (a) shall obtain a statement, signed by the pregnant woman, acknowledging that she was counseled and provided the required information set forth in subsection (c) to ensure that an informed decision has been made.
(k) A pregnant woman who refuses a test under this section must do so in writing.".
Page 5, line 39, delete "on".
(Reference is to SB 458 as introduced.)
and when so amended that said bill do pass.
Committee Vote: Yeas 9, Nays 0.
CR045801/DI 104 2002