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§ 99-19-203. Testing of persons convicted of sex offenses for HIV and AIDS.
 

Any person who is convicted of a sex offense on or after July 1, 1994, and who is sentenced to any state or local correctional facility, placed on probation, given a suspended sentence or other disposition shall be tested for HIV and AIDS by the State Department of Health in conjunction with the State Department of Corrections. An offender who is confined for more than ninety (90) days shall be tested for HIV and AIDS within thirty (30) days before the date of such offender's release. The results of any positive HIV or AIDS tests shall be reported to the victim(s) of such offense and the offender. Any positive HIV or AIDS test results shall also be reported to the victim's spouse and to the spouse of the person who is convicted of such sex offense, if either or both of them are lawfully married. The State Department of Health shall provide counseling and the referral to appropriate treatment for victim(s) of a sex offense where the convicted offender tested positive for HIV or AIDS. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1991, ch. 425, § 2; Laws, 1994, ch. 504, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 1994.