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65-6002.Reporting to secretary of health and environment information concerning AIDS or HIV infection; information reported, when; persons reporting; immunity from liability; confidentiality of information; disclosure; use of information to discriminate prohibited. (a) Whenever any physician has information indicating that a person is suffering from or has died from AIDS, such knowledge or information shall be reported immediately to the secretary, together with the name and address of the person who has AIDS. Any physician or administrator of a medical care facility or such administrator's designee who is in receipt of a report indicating laboratory confirmation of HIV infection resulting from the examination of any specimen provided to a laboratory by such physician or administrator or designee shall report all such information to the secretary. Reports shall be provided within 30 days of testing and shall include the name and address of the person tested, the type of test or tests performed, the date of performance of the test or tests, the results of the test or tests, the sex, date of birth, county of residence and racial/ethnic group of the person tested.

(b) Whenever any laboratory director has information on laboratory confirmation of HIV infection, this information shall be reported to the secretary. Reports shall be provided within 30 days of testing and shall include the type of test or tests, the results of the test or tests, dates of performance of the test or tests, the name of the physician or facility requesting the test or tests, and any identifying information about the person tested as the laboratory director has access to, such as the name and address of the person tested, the sex, date of birth, county of residence and racial/ethnic group, exposure category and pregnancy status of the person tested.

(c) Any physician, administrator of a medical care facility or such administrator's designee or laboratory director who reports the information required to be reported under subsection (a) or (b) in good faith and without malice to the secretary shall have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed in an action resulting from such report. Any such physician, administrator or designee or laboratory director shall have the same immunity with respect to participation in any judicial proceeding resulting from such report.

(d) Information required to be reported under subsection (a) or (b) and information obtained through laboratory tests conducted by the department of health and environment relating to HIV or AIDS and persons suffering therefrom or infected therewith shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed or made public, upon subpoena or otherwise, beyond the disclosure necessary under subsection (a) or (b) or under subsection (a) of K.S.A. 65-6003 and amendments thereto or the usual reporting of laboratory test results to persons specifically designated by the secretary as authorized to obtain such information, except such information may be disclosed:

(1) If no person can be identified in the information to be disclosed and the disclosure is for statistical purposes;

(2) if all persons who are identifiable in the information to be disclosed consent in writing to its disclosure;

(3) if the disclosure is necessary, and only to the extent necessary, as specified by rules and regulations of the secretary, to protect the public health;

(4) if a medical emergency exists and the disclosure is to medical personnel qualified to treat AIDS or HIV infection, except that any information disclosed pursuant to this paragraph shall be disclosed only to the extent necessary to protect the health or life of a named party; or

(5) if the information to be disclosed is required in a court proceeding involving a minor and the information is disclosed in camera.

(e) Information regarding cases of AIDS or HIV infection reported in accordance with this section shall be used only as authorized under this act. Such information shall not be used in any form or manner which would lead to the discrimination against any individual or group with regard to employment, to provision of medical care or acceptance into any facilities or institutions for medical care, housing, education, transportation, or for the provision of any other goods or services.

History: L. 1988, ch. 232, § 2; L. 1990, ch. 234, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 8, § 14; L. 1999, ch. 109, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 58, § 1; July 1.



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