New York Consolidated Laws, Public Health Law - PBH § 2500-f. Human immunodeficiency virus;  testing of newborns

1. In order to improve the health outcomes of newborns, and to improve access to care and treatment for newborns infected with or exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and their mothers, the commissioner shall establish a comprehensive program for the testing of newborns for the presence of human immunodeficiency virus and/or the presence of antibodies to such virus.

2. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations governing the implementation of the program required pursuant to subdivision one of this section, including the administration of testing, counseling, tracking, disclosure of test results pursuant to section twenty-seven hundred eighty-two of this chapter, follow-up reviews, and educational activities relating to such testing.


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