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House Bill 1207

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1207 (Updated April 12, 2001 3:33 PM - DI 84)

Mandatory testing of prisoners. Requires that the medical examination given to an individual committed to the department of correction after June 30, 2001, include tests for hepatitis C and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Requires a confirmatory test if a screening test indicates the presence of HIV. Allows the department of correction to require individuals committed to the department before July 1, 2001, to submit to hepatitis C and HIV tests. Requires the department of correction to report positive HIV test results to the state department of health. Provides that results of the hepatitis C and HIV tests are confidential unless otherwise provided by law. Requires the department of correction to file an annual report regarding certain statistical information regarding hepatitis C and HIV tests with the executive director of the legislative services agency. Provides that consent of the individual tested is not required. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the corrections matters evaluation committee.)
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