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File #: Int 0239-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring optional HIV/AIDS tests when anyone is released from a department of juvenile justice facility or a corrections facility.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring optional HIV/AIDS tests when anyone is released from a department of juvenile justice facility or a corrections facility
Sponsors: Mark Levine
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to offer juveniles released from a juvenile justice facility or a corrections facility, after serving more than six months, be given a free HIV/AIDS test.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 239, 2. Int. No. 239, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 239

 

By Council Member Levine

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring optional HIV/AIDS tests when anyone is released from a department of juvenile justice facility or a corrections facility

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter one of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-104.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-104.1 HIV/AIDS testing.  a. For the purposes of this section, the following term shall be defined as follows: "HIV/AIDS test" shall mean any one of the seven FDA-approved rapid HIV tests.

      b. The department shall also offer a free HIV/AIDS test to anyone released from a department of juvenile justice facility or a corrections facility after serving more than six months time.  The department shall provide a waiver form for signature to any person refusing such a test acknowledging that they have chosen to opt-out of such test.

      c. If the offer to test pursuant to subdivision b of this section is accepted the department must make every reasonable attempt to contact the individual with results and counseling as to any needed health care services.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

JW (2014)/MMB (2017)

LS #144/Int. 0306-2014

NEW LS # 1184

1/3/18; 12:47 p.m.