California law regarding HIV + results
Nov 30, 2012
What is the California law regarding giving HIV + lab results-in person or over the phone?
Response from Mr. Chambers
Note that I am not an attorney. However, a review of the HIV statutes in both the California Health & Safety as well as the Insurance Codes, does not show any limitation on the mode of disclosure. Health & Safety Code 121015(b) does prohibit a physician or other medical person performing the HIV test from informing any other entity (e.g.reporting to CDC, local county health, etc) until the person has been "informed" of their status and the availability of counseling.
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