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Notification of disclosure - R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 23-6.3-10

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A person disclosing an individual’s HIV results must inform the individual in advance of the nature and purpose of disclosure, the date of disclosure, and the recipient of the information. Such notice is not necessary if disclosure is made to a person treating the individual or if disclosure is permitted § 23-6.3-7 or HIPAA.

A physician may notify persons “in close and continuous exposure related contact” with an HIV infected patient of their potential HIV exposure if the physician believes that (1) the contact “poses a clear and present danger of HIV transmission;” and (2) the patient will not inform the person of their potential exposure.


Current as of June 2015