2007 Regular Session


File Code: Public Safety
Sponsored By:
Senators Pugh, Britt, Colburn, Exum, Gladden, Harris, Jones, McFadden, Middleton, and Muse
Correctional Services - Inmates - Mandatory Health Testing


Requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to test or provide for the testing of inmates in State correctional facilities for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis C virus within 30 days after the inmate is admitted to a State correctional facility and before the inmate is released from the facility; providing that agents and employees of the Department are immune from liability under the Act under specified circumstances; and requiring the Secretary of the Department to adopt regulations.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Andrew P. Harris, District 7
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Chemical Tests
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Correctional Institutions -see also- Patuxent Institution
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statute:

Correctional Services
( 2-119 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered