H.R.6038 - Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] (Introduced 09/06/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/27/2006 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6038 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/06/2006)
Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2006 - Requires the Bureau of Prisons to develop a comprehensive policy to coordinate HIV/AIDS testing, treatment, and prevention for federal prison inmates. Requires such policy to include provisions for: (1) testing and counseling of inmates immediately following admission to a prison facility; (2) education regarding HIV/AIDS transmission and encouragement of behavior to reduce the risk; (3) HIV/AIDS testing annually or after exposure to HIV; (4) procedures for inmates to request HIV/AIDS counseling and tests confidentially; (5) comprehensive medical treatment of inmates who test positive and confidential counseling on managing their medical condition and preventing transmission to others; (6) testing, counseling, and referral prior to reentry into the community; and (7) noting but not penalizing an inmate's refusal of HIV/AIDS testing.
Amends federal criminal code provisions relating to HIV/AIDS testing to: (1) make such testing available to all federal prison inmates upon intake and upon release regardless of length of sentence or risk factors; (2) allow inmates to decline such testing.