Nebraska Revised Statute 71-531

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71-531. Test; written informed consent required; anonymous testing; exemptions.

(1)(a) No person may be tested for the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus infection unless he or she has given written informed consent for the performance of such test. The written informed consent shall provide an explanation of human immunodeficiency virus infection and the meaning of both positive and negative test results.

(b) If a person signs a general consent form for the performance of medical tests or procedures which informs the person that a test for the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus infection may be performed and that the person may refuse to have such test performed, the signing of an additional consent for the specific purpose of consenting to a test related to human immunodeficiency virus is not required during the time in which the general consent form is in effect.

(2) If a person is unable to provide consent, the person's legal representative may provide consent. If the person's legal representative cannot be located or is unavailable, a health care provider may authorize the test when the test results are necessary for diagnostic purposes to provide appropriate medical care.

(3) A person seeking a human immunodeficiency virus test shall have the right to remain anonymous. A health care provider shall confidentially refer such person to a site which provides anonymous testing.

(4) This section shall not apply to:

(a) The performance by a health care provider or a health facility of a human immunodeficiency virus test when the health care provider or health facility procures, processes, distributes, or uses a human body part for a purpose specified under the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act and such test is necessary to assure medical acceptability of such gift for the purposes intended;

(b) The performance by a health care provider or a health facility of a human immunodeficiency virus test when such test is performed with the consent and written authorization of the person being tested and such test is for insurance underwriting purposes, written information about the human immunodeficiency virus is provided, including, but not limited to, the identification and reduction of risks, the person is informed of the result of such test, and when the result is positive, the person is referred for posttest counseling;

(c) The performance of a human immunodeficiency virus test by licensed medical personnel of the Department of Correctional Services when the subject of the test is committed to such department. Posttest counseling shall be required for the subject if the test is positive. A person committed to the Department of Correctional Services shall be informed by the department (i) if he or she is being tested for the human immunodeficiency virus, (ii) that education shall be provided to him or her about the human immunodeficiency virus, including, but not limited to, the identification and reduction of risks, and (iii) of the test result and the meaning of such result;

(d) Human immunodeficiency virus home collection kits licensed by the federal Food and Drug Administration; or

(e) The performance of a human immunodeficiency virus test performed pursuant to section 29-2290 or sections 71-507 to 71-513 or 71-514.01 to 71-514.05.

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    Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, see section 71-4824.