2008 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Nathan-Pulliam, Benson, Donoghue, Glenn, Jones, Kullen, Montgomery, Morhaim, Oaks, Tarrant, and V. Turner
Women's Health - HIV Testing and Infant Mortality Reduction


Requiring pregnant women to be tested for the presence of HIV at specified times during the pregnancy; providing that a pregnant woman may decline to be tested for the presence of HIV; requiring the declination to be tested for the presence of HIV to be documented in the woman's medical record; providing that a woman may not be denied testing for the presence of HIV based on her economic status; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to convene a work group to study infant mortality in the State; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Minorities -see also- Women
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 18-338.2 )


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