Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act. Provides that every health care professional who provides health care services to a pregnant person, unless a pregnant person already has a documented negative HIV status (currently, already been tested) during the third trimester of the current pregnancy (currently, during the current pregnancy) or is already documented to be HIV-positive, shall provide specified HIV counseling and shall test the person for HIV on an opt-out basis (currently, unless she refuses). Adds provisions concerning when opt-out HIV testing and rapid opt-out HIV testing shall occur. Makes changes to provisions concerning specified HIV counseling requirements. Makes changes to provisions concerning reporting, including requiring that a specified report concerning a HIV-positive pregnant or post-partum person or HIV-exposed newborn shall be made by a health care facility to the Department of Public Health's Perinatal HIV Hotline within 12 hours but not later than 24 hours of test results (currently, a health facility shall report within 24 hours after birth if a woman is HIV-positive and the newborn is HIV-exposed). Provides that the provisions of the Act requiring testing for HIV (currently, provisions of the Act) shall not apply when a parent or guardian objects to HIV testing on certain grounds. Defines "birthing center", "opt-out testing", and "third trimester". Changes references from "pregnant woman" to "pregnant person" and makes other similar changes. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Restores references to "pregnant woman" and makes other similar changes. Adds a definition for "birth center" and removes a definition for "birthing center". In amendatory provisions concerning HIV counseling and testing, provides that the counseling and testing or refusal of testing shall comply with the requirements for informed consent in the AIDS Confidentiality Act and be documented in the pregnant woman's medical record as required by the AIDS Confidentiality Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by House Amendment No. 2 with the following changes: Removes references to HIV statuses being "documented" and makes related changes. Effective immediately.