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(a) Any person who has admitted to or been convicted of or adjudicated wayward or delinquent by reason of having committed any sexual offense involving sexual penetration, as defined in § 11-37-1, whether or not sentence or fine is imposed or probation granted, shall be ordered by the court upon the petition of the victim, immediate family members of the victim or legal guardian of the victim, to submit to a blood test for the presence of a sexually transmitted disease including, but not limited to, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as provided for in chapter 23-6.3.
(b) Notwithstanding the limitations imposed by §§ 23-6.3-7 and 5-37.3-4, the results of the HIV test shall be reported to the court, which shall then disclose the results to any victim of the sexual offense who requests disclosure. Review and disclosure of blood test results by the courts shall be closed and confidential, and any transaction records relating to them shall also be closed and confidential.
(c) [Deleted by P.L. 2009, ch. 196, § 3, and by P.L. 2009, ch. 289, § 3].
(d) [Deleted by P.L. 2009, ch. 196, § 3, and by P.L. 2009, ch. 289, § 3].
(e) [Deleted by P.L. 2009, ch. 196, § 3, and by P.L. 2009, ch. 289, § 3].
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 11. Criminal Offenses § 11-37-17. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)--Mandatory testing - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-11-criminal-offenses/ri-gen-laws-sect-11-37-17.html
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