Substitute House Bill No. 6538
          Substitute House Bill No. 6538

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-111


AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMED CONSENT TO ONGOING AIDS
TESTING.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Subsection  (e)  of  section  19a-582  of  the
general statutes is amended by adding  subdivision
(10) as follows:
    (NEW) (10) When  the  test  is subsequent to a
prior confirmed test  and  the  subsequent test is
part of a  series  of  repeated  testing  for  the
purposes  of  medical  monitoring  and  treatment,
provided  (A) the  patient  has  previously  given
informed consent and has been counseled concerning
medical   treatments   and    behavioral   changes
necessary to reduce  HIV transmission, as required
by   this  section,   (B)   the   patient,   after
consultation with the  health  care  provider, has
declined  reiteration  of  the  specific  informed
consent, counseling and  education requirements of
this section, and  (C)  a  notation to that effect
has  been  entered   into  the  patient's  medical
record.

Approved June 6, 1997