902 KAR 2:140. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test counseling.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 211.180

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.050, 211.090

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: HB 425, enacted during the 1990 Regular General Assembly, requires that each person providing post-test counseling to persons with positive HIV test results receives specialized training. This administrative regulation is promulgated to comply with HB 425.

 

      Section 1. Before functioning as a counselor in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing site under the auspices of the Cabinet for Human Resources, a person shall have completed a training course approved by the Sexually Transmitted Disease Section, Department for Health Services, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

      (1) Medical overview of HIV infection and disease;

      (2) Explanation of types of HIV tests and their interpretation;

      (3) Review of risk factors for HIV infection and how to prevent infection;

      (4) Instruction in counseling approach to a person seeking and/or needing HIV testing;

      (5) Instruction and roll play in informing a person of a positive HIV test;

      (6) Recognition of need for social services and/or mental health referral, and instruction on how to make these referrals;

      (7) Instruction regarding medical care referrals for a person with HIV, including tuberculosis skin testing;

      (8) Instruction regarding partner notification services for persons with HIV; and

      (9) Training emphasizing the need to assure a complete, coordinated array of care for a person with HIV, and emphasizing the need to view HIV as a chronic disease rather than a rapidly fatal condition. (17 Ky.R. 175; eff. 9-13-90.)