(730 ILCS 5/3-8-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-8-2)
Social Evaluation; physical examination; HIV/AIDS.
(a) A social evaluation shall be made of a
committed person's medical, psychological, educational and vocational condition
and history, including the use of alcohol and other drugs, the
circumstances of his offense, and such other information as the Department
may determine. The committed person shall be assigned to an institution or
facility in so far as practicable in accordance with the social evaluation.
Recommendations shall be made for medical, dental, psychiatric,
psychological and social service treatment.
(b) A record of the social evaluation shall be entered in the committed
person's master record file and shall be forwarded to the institution or
facility to which the person is assigned.
(c) Upon admission to a correctional institution each committed person
shall be given a physical examination. If he is suspected of having a
communicable disease that in the judgment of the Department medical
personnel requires medical isolation, the committed person shall remain in
medical isolation until it is no longer deemed medically necessary.
(d) Upon arrival at a reception and classification center or an inmate's final destination, the Department must provide the committed person with appropriate information in writing, verbally, by video or other electronic means concerning HIV and AIDS. The Department shall develop the informational materials in consultation with the Department of Public Health. At the same time, the Department also must offer the
committed person the option of being tested, with no copayment, for infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Pre-test information shall be provided to the committed person and informed consent obtained as required in subsection (q) of Section 3 and Section 5 of the AIDS Confidentiality Act. The Department may conduct opt-out HIV testing as defined in Section 4 of the AIDS Confidentiality Act. If the Department conducts opt-out HIV testing, the Department shall place signs in English, Spanish and other languages as needed in multiple, highly visible locations in the area where HIV testing is conducted informing inmates that they will be tested for HIV unless they refuse, and refusal or acceptance of testing shall be documented in the inmate's medical record. The Department shall follow procedures established by the Department of Public Health to conduct HIV testing and testing to confirm positive HIV test results. All testing must be conducted by medical personnel, but pre-test and other information may be provided by committed persons who have received appropriate training. The Department, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health, shall develop a plan that complies with the AIDS Confidentiality Act to deliver confidentially all positive or negative HIV test results to inmates or former inmates. Nothing in this Section shall require the Department to offer HIV testing to an inmate who is known to be infected with HIV, or who has been tested for HIV within the previous 180 days and whose documented HIV test result is available to the Department electronically. The
testing provided under this subsection (d) shall consist of a test approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to determine the presence of HIV infection, based upon recommendations of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If the test result is positive, a reliable supplemental test based upon recommendations of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall be
(Source: P.A. 97-244, eff. 8-4-11; 97-323, eff. 8-12-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-1046, eff. 1-1-15