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House Bill (S)

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Transmission of communicable diseases. Changes the following defined terms: (1) "carrier" to "individual with a communicable disease"; (2) "dangerous communicable disease" to "serious communicable disease"; and (3) "dangerous disease" to "serious disease". Specifies that an individual must intentionally meet all the delineated conditions to commit the offense of transmitting a communicable disease. Requires that for violations of the communicable disease laws: (1) an information or indictment alleging the violations be redacted in accordance with rules adopted by the Indiana supreme court; (2) the court close the proceedings; and; (3) the medical information of the parties is confidential. Removes the authority Transmission of communicable diseases. Changes the following defined terms: (1) "carrier" to "individual with a communicable disease"; (2) "dangerous communicable disease" to "serious communicable disease"; and (3) "dangerous disease" to "serious disease". Specifies that an individual must intentionally meet all the delineated conditions to commit the offense of transmitting a communicable disease. Requires that for violations of the communicable disease laws: (1) an information or indictment alleging the violations be redacted in accordance with rules adopted by the Indiana supreme court; (2) the court close the proceedings; and; (3) the medical information of the parties is confidential. Removes the authority of a court to limit testing to a test only for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if the defendant is charged with battery or domestic battery involving placing bodily fluid or waste on another person. Removes certain references to AIDS. Repeals the crimes of: (1) recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally donating, selling, or transferring blood or semen for artificial insemination that contains HIV; and (2) infecting an individual through the act of donating, selling, or transferring blood or semen. Makes conforming changes. Makes a technical correction. ... View more