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Senate Bill 0330


Senate Bill 0330

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


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 regarding HIV testing, transmission, prevention, and treatment 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. Requires the results of the tests to be confidential. Requires the state department of health to distribute written materials explaining treatment options for individuals who have a positive HIV test. Repeals a provision concerning voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women and a provision containing an obsolete definition.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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