HB 540/FN (BR 1460) - B. DeWeese
AN ACT relating to human immunodeficiency virus.
Amend KRS 214.181 to delete the requirement for a confirming medical test for HIV before before the first test results are determined to be positive; amend KRS 214.995 to conform.
HB 540 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Delete original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 214.181 to establish new legislative finding stating that knowledge of HIV status is increasingly important for all persons, since treatment using antiretroviral medications can slow disease progression, prolong and improve the lives of HIV-positive individuals, and reduce the likelihood of perinatal mother-to-child transmission; and establish guidelines for the disclosure to patients of the results from HIV rapid tests.
SCA (1, E. Scorsone) - Retain original provisions except specify disclosure to the patient and restore original language relating to a health professional's need to know to provide protection for the practitioner and the patient.
Feb 14-introduced in House
Feb 15-to Health & Welfare (H)
Feb 20-posted in committee
Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 29-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 18-received in Senate
Mar 25-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
Mar 26-to Health & Welfare (S)
Apr 1-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with committee amendment (1) as a Consent Bill
Apr 2-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for April 2, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with committee amendment (1) ; received in House; to Rules (H)
Apr 14-taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1) ; House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1) ; passed 98-0; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Apr 15-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Apr 24-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 150)