H.R.1429 - Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] (Introduced 03/11/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/18/2009 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.1429 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (03/17/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009 - Directs the Bureau of Prisons to develop, and draft regulations to implement, a comprehensive policy to provide HIV testing, treatment, and prevention for inmates in federal prisons and upon reentry into the community.
Requires such policy to provide for: (1) testing of inmates upon intake and counseling; (2) pre-test and post-test counseling; (3) improvement of HIV/AIDS awareness and inmate education; (4) HIV testing of inmates annually or upon exposure to HIV; (5) HIV testing of pregnant inmates; (6) comprehensive medical treatment of inmates who test positive and confidential counseling on managing their medical condition and preventing HIV transmission to other persons; (7) protection of inmate confidentiality; (8) testing, counseling, and referral of inmates to health care and social service agencies prior to reentry into the community; (9) the right of inmates to refuse routine testing; (10) excluding as "routine" the testing of an inmate who may have transmitted HIV to any U.S. officer or employee or to any person lawfully present but not incarcerated in a correctional facility; and (11) timely notification to inmates of test results.
Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) require HIV testing for all inmates upon intake regardless of length of sentence or risk factors; (2) allow inmates to decline testing prior to release from incarceration; (3) make HIV test results inadmissible in civil and criminal proceedings; and (4) make HIV testing part of the routine health screening conducted at inmate intake.
Directs the Bureau of Prisons to report to Congress: (1) within one year on Bureau policies and procedures to provide testing, treatment, and prevention education programs for hepatitis and other diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use; and (2) annually on the incidence among inmates of diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use, including specific information on HIV/AIDS.