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2008 SESSION

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SB 227 HIV/Hepatitis testing; parental consent for minors.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

HIV/Hepatitis testing; consent for minors.  Clarifies the procedure for obtaining consent for testing for HIV or hepatitis B or C viruses of a minor when the person exposed is a health care provider, law enforcement officer, or school board employee.  This bill provides that where a blood sample is required from a minor for testing, and the minor refuses to provide the sample, consent for obtaining the sample shall be obtained from the parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis of the minor.  This bill further providers that where the parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis of the minor withholds consent or is not reasonably available to consent, the person potentially exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C viruses or the employer of such person may petition the juvenile and domestic relations district court in the county or city where the minor resides or resided or, in the case of a  nonresident, the county or city where the health care provider, law enforcement agency, or school board has its principal office for an order requiring the minor to provide a sample, submit to testing, and disclose the results.  This bill is identical to HB 1213 (Melvin).


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