Connecticut Legislative Update

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy recently signed into law Public Act 17-6 (PA 17-6), a bill that makes certain revisions to state laws concerning human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and syringe services programs pursuant to recommendations of the Department of Public Health (DPH). The substantive provisions of this legislation take effect July 1, 2017.

Currently, Conn. Gen. Stat. §19a-90 states that physicians furnishing prenatal care to pregnant women shall take (or cause to be taken) a blood sample within 30 days of the woman’s first examination, and again during the final trimester of her pregnancy (between the 26th and 28th week of gestation, or shortly thereafter), to be tested for syphilis and an HIV-related test (i.e., a test for indicators of HIV infection) by a DPH-approved laboratory.

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The Connecticut Legislature recently approved Public Act 17-10, a bill that establishes a new disciplinary action that may be taken against certain licensed practitioners in Connecticut, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, podiatrists, physical therapists, psychologists, and EMS personnel.
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