Comments: IL HB2800 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act. Provides that every health care professional who provides health care services to a pregnant person, unless a pregnant person already has a documented negative HIV status (currently, already been tested) during the third trimester of the current pregnancy (currently, during the current pregnancy) or is already documented to be HIV-positive, shall provide specified HIV counseling and shall test the person for HIV on an opt-out basis (currently, unless she refuses). Adds provisions concerning when opt-out HIV testing and rapid opt-out HIV testing shall occur. Makes changes to provisions concerning specified HIV counseling requirements. Makes changes to provisions concerning reporting, including requiring that a specified report concerning a HIV-positive pregnant or post-partum person or HIV-exposed newborn shall be made by a health care facility to the Department of Public Health's Perinatal HIV Hotline within 12 hours but not later than 24 hours of test results (currently, a health facility shall report within 24 hours after birth if a woman is HIV-positive and the newborn is HIV-exposed). Provides that the provisions of the Act requiring testing for HIV (currently, provisions of the Act) shall not apply when a parent or guardian objects to HIV testing on certain grounds. Defines "birthing center", "opt-out testing", and "third trimester". Changes references from "pregnant woman" to "pregnant person" and makes other similar changes. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-3)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-22 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0265 [HB2800 Detail]

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