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Sexually transmitted diseases; confidentiality – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-1-9.4

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Any person who administers a test for a sexually transmitted disease, or his or her agents, may not disclose the identity of the person being tested or the test result to anyone except to the following people:

  1. the person being tested or his or her legal guardian or representative;
  2. any person designated in a legal release signed by the person being tested;
  3. an agent, authorized physician, or employee of a health care facility that is authorized the receive the test results, or if the employee provides patient care or deals with bodily fluids, or has a need to know the information; 
  4. The US CDC, if reporting the particular disease is required;
  5. A health care facility of provider that deals with body parts of the deceased; handles semen for the purposes of artificial insemination; deals with blood or blood products for injections or transfusions; or works with human body parts for transplants.
  6. Staff committees in health facilities that work on program evaluation and monitoring, as long as the test subject’s identity is not disclosed;
  7. Medical or epidemiological researchers, as long as identifying information is not further disclosed;
  8. For the purposes of insurance coverage.

Related Laws:  N.M.S.A. §24-1-9.5

Current as of June 2015