Section 1: Chapter 263 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding after section 1A the following new sections:
Section 1B. Blood Testing
Anyone under arrest shall be subject to a blood test, provided that one or more public safety personnel including but not limited to police officers, fire fighters or emergency medical technicians (EMT) were or are suspected to have been exposed to potential blood-borne pathogens. Exposure incidents include, but are not limited to, being stuck by a hypodermic syringe, being stuck by hypodermic needle, or being bitten. The arrested individual shall be tested immediately after arrest, and three months later, if the first test proved negative. The name of the tested person shall be subject to a confidentiality agreement with the police safety personnel who receives the result of the test, and the Department of Public Health shall maintain a record of the test results to provide care to anyone infected.
Section 2: Chapter 270 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding after section 26 the following new sections:
Section 27. Hypodermic Syringes/Needles
The protective cap issued with all hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles must be in place at all times before and after use. Whoever violates any provision of this paragraph shall be punished by imprisonment in jail or house of correction for not less than one nor more than two years, or by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars, or both.
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