Kansas Statutes Chapter 21. Crimes and Punishments § 21-5424. Exposing another to a life threatening communicable disease

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(a) It is unlawful for an individual, who knows oneself to be infected with a life threatening communicable disease, to:

(1) Engage in sexual intercourse or sodomy with another individual with the intent to expose that individual to that life threatening communicable disease;

(2) sell or donate one's own blood, blood products, semen, tissue, organs or other body fluids with the intent to expose the recipient to a life threatening communicable disease;  or

(3) share with another individual a hypodermic needle, syringe, or both, for the introduction of drugs or any other substance into, or for the withdrawal of blood or body fluids from, the other individual's body with the intent to expose another person to a life threatening communicable disease.

(b) Violation of this section is a severity level 7, person felony.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) “Sexual intercourse” shall not include penetration by any object other than the male sex organ;  and

(2) “sodomy” shall not include the penetration of the anal opening by any object other than the male sex organ.

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