SB14-173

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SB14-173 - Offer Hepatitis C Screening Testing

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Recommendation That Certain Persons Be Offered A Test For The Hepatitis C Virus.

The bill states that the department of public health and environment (department) recommends that each treating primary health care provider, physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who treats a patient born between 1945 and 1965 in an inpatient or outpatient setting offer the patient hepatitis C screening or hepatitis C diagnostic testing unless the patient:

  • Is being treated for a life-threatening emergency;
  • Has previously been offered the testing; or
  • Lacks capacity to give consent.

If the offer is accepted and the test is reactive, the health care provider is required to offer the patient follow-up care or refer the patient for follow-up care.

Latest update: May 19, 2014
05/19/2014 Governor Signed
05/07/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/07/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/28/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2014 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2014 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/16/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/16/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/14/2014 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/09/2014 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/31/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services