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File #: Int 0679-2015    Version: * Name: Making available optional rapid HIV tests to students at city university of NY campuses.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/26/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making available optional rapid HIV tests to students at city university of New York campuses.
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Margaret S. Chin, Mathieu Eugene, Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Attachments: 1. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 679

 

By Council Members Dromm, Chin, Eugene, Johnson, Koo, Richards, Rose, Cohen, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making available optional rapid HIV tests to students at city university of New York campuses.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-198 to read as follows: 

§17-198 Rapid HIV Testing. a. For the purposes of this section, “rapid HIV test” shall mean any FDA-approved rapid HIV antibody screening test.

b. At least once each semester at city university of New York campuses, the department shall make available a rapid HIV test to any enrolled student of the city university of New York campus.  Such tests shall be administered in accordance with the requirements of article 27-F of the public health law.

c. If the department’s offer to test pursuant to subdivision b of this section is accepted by a student, the department shall take all steps as required by law with respect to such student.

d. The department shall promulgate any rules as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying out this section.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law, provided that the commissioner shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

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