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ACT NO. 17

(H.451)

HIV Reporting

This act requires that each incident of HIV infection be reported to the Health Commissioner only through a unique identifier code system that will provide comprehensive anonymity and confidentiality for persons infected with HIV. The confidentiality of this uniform statewide HIV reporting system is expected to promote increased anonymous HIV testing, thereby improving the Health Department's ability to monitor the spread of HIV infection and plan for present and future health care and social service needs. The Health Department will design a uniform, statewide confidential HIV reporting system for implementation no later than January 1, 2000.

Effective Date: July 1, 1999