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Art. 221. Blood and saliva testing

A.(1) Following arrest if an offender is charged by bill of information or indicted by a grand jury for intentionally exposing a police officer to AIDS virus as defined in R.S. 14:43.5, or battery upon a police officer as defined in R.S. 14:34.2, the police officer may be tested to determine whether the police officer is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, or is infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, or other infectious disease resulting from this exposure, or viral hepatitis.

(2) For purposes of this Article, "police officer" means a commissioned police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, marshal, deputy marshal, correctional officer, constable, wildlife enforcement agent, and probation and parole officer.

B.(1) If testing is requested by the police officer, as provided in Paragraph A of this Article, the testing shall be performed at a state hospital or other facility as determined by the Department of Health and Hospitals or as provided by law.

(2) If the police officer tested under the provisions of this Paragraph tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, the police officer, upon request, shall be provided with the following services:

(a) Counseling regarding HIV, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(b) Referral to appropriate health care and support services. These services shall be provided in accordance with applicable state law and the regulations governing the specific programs under which the services are to be provided.

(3) The cost associated with this testing and services shall be paid by the employing law enforcement agency of the police officer. The agency may seek reimbursement for these expenses from the offender.

C.(1) If the police officer tested under the provisions of Paragraph B tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, then the offender who may have exposed the officer shall submit to a test designed to determine whether the offender is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, or is infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(2) The procedure or test shall be performed by a qualified physician or other qualified person who shall report any positive result to the chief administrator of the jail or correctional facility, if the offender is incarcerated, and shall also notify the offender, regardless of the results. If the offender is incarcerated, the test may be administered at the place of incarceration or the offender may be transferred to an appropriate testing facility and returned to incarceration following the testing procedure.

(3) If the offender tested under the provisions of this Paragraph tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, upon request, he shall be provided with the following services:

(a) Counseling regarding HIV, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(b) Referral to appropriate health care and support services. These services shall be provided in accordance with applicable state law and the regulations governing the specific programs under which the services are to be provided.

(4) The costs associated with this testing shall be paid by the offender.

Acts 1997, No. 1012, §1.

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Statutes > Louisiana > Ccrp > Ccrp221

Art. 221. Blood and saliva testing

A.(1) Following arrest if an offender is charged by bill of information or indicted by a grand jury for intentionally exposing a police officer to AIDS virus as defined in R.S. 14:43.5, or battery upon a police officer as defined in R.S. 14:34.2, the police officer may be tested to determine whether the police officer is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, or is infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, or other infectious disease resulting from this exposure, or viral hepatitis.

(2) For purposes of this Article, "police officer" means a commissioned police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, marshal, deputy marshal, correctional officer, constable, wildlife enforcement agent, and probation and parole officer.

B.(1) If testing is requested by the police officer, as provided in Paragraph A of this Article, the testing shall be performed at a state hospital or other facility as determined by the Department of Health and Hospitals or as provided by law.

(2) If the police officer tested under the provisions of this Paragraph tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, the police officer, upon request, shall be provided with the following services:

(a) Counseling regarding HIV, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(b) Referral to appropriate health care and support services. These services shall be provided in accordance with applicable state law and the regulations governing the specific programs under which the services are to be provided.

(3) The cost associated with this testing and services shall be paid by the employing law enforcement agency of the police officer. The agency may seek reimbursement for these expenses from the offender.

C.(1) If the police officer tested under the provisions of Paragraph B tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, then the offender who may have exposed the officer shall submit to a test designed to determine whether the offender is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, or is infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(2) The procedure or test shall be performed by a qualified physician or other qualified person who shall report any positive result to the chief administrator of the jail or correctional facility, if the offender is incarcerated, and shall also notify the offender, regardless of the results. If the offender is incarcerated, the test may be administered at the place of incarceration or the offender may be transferred to an appropriate testing facility and returned to incarceration following the testing procedure.

(3) If the offender tested under the provisions of this Paragraph tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, upon request, he shall be provided with the following services:

(a) Counseling regarding HIV, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(b) Referral to appropriate health care and support services. These services shall be provided in accordance with applicable state law and the regulations governing the specific programs under which the services are to be provided.

(4) The costs associated with this testing shall be paid by the offender.

Acts 1997, No. 1012, §1.


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Statutes > Louisiana > Ccrp > Ccrp221

Art. 221. Blood and saliva testing

A.(1) Following arrest if an offender is charged by bill of information or indicted by a grand jury for intentionally exposing a police officer to AIDS virus as defined in R.S. 14:43.5, or battery upon a police officer as defined in R.S. 14:34.2, the police officer may be tested to determine whether the police officer is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, or is infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, or other infectious disease resulting from this exposure, or viral hepatitis.

(2) For purposes of this Article, "police officer" means a commissioned police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, marshal, deputy marshal, correctional officer, constable, wildlife enforcement agent, and probation and parole officer.

B.(1) If testing is requested by the police officer, as provided in Paragraph A of this Article, the testing shall be performed at a state hospital or other facility as determined by the Department of Health and Hospitals or as provided by law.

(2) If the police officer tested under the provisions of this Paragraph tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, the police officer, upon request, shall be provided with the following services:

(a) Counseling regarding HIV, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(b) Referral to appropriate health care and support services. These services shall be provided in accordance with applicable state law and the regulations governing the specific programs under which the services are to be provided.

(3) The cost associated with this testing and services shall be paid by the employing law enforcement agency of the police officer. The agency may seek reimbursement for these expenses from the offender.

C.(1) If the police officer tested under the provisions of Paragraph B tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, then the offender who may have exposed the officer shall submit to a test designed to determine whether the offender is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, or is infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(2) The procedure or test shall be performed by a qualified physician or other qualified person who shall report any positive result to the chief administrator of the jail or correctional facility, if the offender is incarcerated, and shall also notify the offender, regardless of the results. If the offender is incarcerated, the test may be administered at the place of incarceration or the offender may be transferred to an appropriate testing facility and returned to incarceration following the testing procedure.

(3) If the offender tested under the provisions of this Paragraph tests positive for AIDS, HIV, HIV-1 antibodies, or any other probable causative agent of AIDS, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease, upon request, he shall be provided with the following services:

(a) Counseling regarding HIV, viral hepatitis, or other infectious disease.

(b) Referral to appropriate health care and support services. These services shall be provided in accordance with applicable state law and the regulations governing the specific programs under which the services are to be provided.

(4) The costs associated with this testing shall be paid by the offender.

Acts 1997, No. 1012, §1.

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