Sec. B-1. 5 MRSA §19203, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1995, c. 404, §4, is further amended to read:
2. Designated health care provider. To a health care provider designated by the subject of the test in writing pursuant to Title 22, section 1711-C.
When a patient has authorized disclosure of HIV test results to a person or organization providing health care, the patient's health care provider may make these results available only to other health care providers working directly with the patient, and only for the purpose of providing direct medical or dental patient care. Any health care provider who discloses HIV test results in good faith pursuant to this subsection is immune from any criminal or civil liability for the act of disclosing HIV test results to other health care providers;
Sec. B-2. 5 MRSA §19203, sub-§9, as repealed and replaced by PL 1987, c. 811, §3, is amended to read:
9. Medical records. As part of a medical record when release or disclosure of that record is authorized pursuant to
section 19203-D Title 22, section 1711, 1711-B, subsection 1 or section 1711-C, subsection 3, 6 or 11; or
Sec. B-3. 5 MRSA §19203, last ¶, as repealed and replaced by PL 1987, c. 811, §3, is amended to read:
Nothing in this section may be construed as prohibiting the entry of an HIV test result on the patient's medical record
in accordance with this chapter.
Sec. B-4. 5 MRSA §19203-D, as amended by PL 1995, c. 404, §14, is repealed.
Sec. B-5. 22 MRSA §1711-B, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 1991, c. 142, §2, is amended to read:
5. HIV test. Release of information regarding the HIV infection status of a patient is governed by
Title 5, section 19203-D 1711-C.
Sec. B-6. Effective date. This Part takes effect January 1, 1999.
Effective January 1, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.
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