Skip to main content

New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 4-7.8

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

a. An adult patient who is admitted for treatment at a State psychiatric hospital shall be required, upon admission, to submit to blood testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases, as determined by the Commissioner of Human Services.  The guardian, or the patient at a time appropriate to the patient's psychiatric condition, shall be provided with information and counseling regarding the benefits of being tested for HIV infection.  The guardian, or patient, shall then be presented with the option of HIV testing.

b. The Commissioner of Human Services shall develop guidelines for the treatment and confinement of a patient who tests positive to any disease specified in subsection a. of this section, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, and in accordance with recommended protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Public Health Services.

c. All employees at a State psychiatric hospital shall be trained to use universal precautions to avoid infection with any sexually transmitted disease, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Cite this article: - New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 4-7.8 - last updated February 19, 2021 |

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard