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House Bill 1630

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB 1630 (Updated April 25, 2003 3:59 PM - DI 104)

HIV testing of pregnant women. Requires that a pregnant woman be tested for HIV during pregnancy or at the time of delivery unless she refuses. Requires that a pregnant woman's refusal to consent to the test be documented in the woman's medical records. Requires a pregnant woman who refuses to consent to the test to acknowledge that she: (1) received the required counseling and information; and (2) refuses to consent to the test. Specifies certain information that must be provided to a pregnant woman. Requires that information regarding the HIV testing status of a pregnant woman be included on the confidential part of the birth or stillbirth certificate. Makes the results of the tests confidential. Requires the state department of health to: (1) distribute written materials explaining treatment options for individuals who have a positive HIV test and adopt and maintain certain rules; (2) adopt and maintain specified rules; and (3) apply for specified federal funding. Requires a woman who qualifies for certain treatment programs: (1) to have first priority if the program has a waiting list; and (2) to be automatically accepted into eligible programs that do not have a waiting list. Repeals a provision concerning voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women and a provision containing an obsolete definition.
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