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Massachusetts: Governor Signs Law to Allow HIV Test With Verbal Consent

April 30, 2012

"Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Friday a bill that supporters say will provide greater access to HIV tests and bring Massachusetts into compliance with federal recommendations. ... But some physician groups said the law did not go far enough because the rules still require written informed consent from a patient each time information is released from a patient’s file pertaining to HIV." (Boston Globe, Lazar, 4/27)

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This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.



  
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