Senate Bill 0375
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
HIV testing with right of refusal. Requires that a pregnant woman be tested for the antibody or antigen to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during pregnancy. Requires that a blood sample for an HIV test be taken from a woman at the time of delivery if there is no written evidence that the woman was tested for HIV during her pregnancy. Provides that the pregnant woman may refuse to consent to the test. Requires that a pregnant woman's refusal to consent to the test be documented in the pregnant woman's medical records. Requires that a blood sample be taken from a newborn infant for HIV testing if the newborn infant's mother has not been tested for HIV. Requires that information pertaining to the woman's HIV testing status be included on a birth certificate or stillbirth certificate. Requires that a pregnant woman be told of all available treatment options if the pregnant woman has a positive HIV test. Requires the individual who orders an HIV test to tell the pregnant woman that the purpose of the test is to protect the health of her unborn child. Repeals a law pertaining to voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women. Requires the state department of health to develop and distribute written materials explaining treatment options for individuals who have a positive HIV test.
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