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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2439         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3145

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John P. Fresolo

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the exposure of public safety officials to the aids virus.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

James E. Timilty

 

Raymond McGrath

159 Burgin Parkway


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2439        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3145

By Mr. Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3145) of John P. Fresolo, James E. Timilty and Raymond McGrath for legislation to establish a HIV testing procedure in correctional institutions in the Commonwealth.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1375 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the exposure of public safety officials to the aids virus.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Paragraph one of Section 7_OF of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, shall be amended by inserting at the beginning of the first sentence, before the words "No health care facility," the following: -- Except as herein provided.

              (a)

              SECTION 2. Section 70F of Chapter 111 of the General Laws shall be further amended by inserting after the fourth paragraph the following: -- Provided, however, that a police officer or other law enforcement official, fire

              (b) fighter, emergency medical technician or medical personnel, or other public safety official, who, in the course of his official duties, is bitten or scratched by a person, is stabbed or scratched by a hypodermic needle in the possession of that person, or is otherwise exposed to the transfer of blood, semen, or other bodily fluid on, upon, or through, his skin or membranes by that person, and where that person is the subject of a criminal complaint or indictment, the exposed official may petition the court having jurisdiction of the complaint or indictment for an order compelling the subject of the complaint or indictment to be tested for the HLTV-III antibody or antigen.

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