The State Dept of Health may convene a confidential meeting of a multidisciplinary advisory committee to make recommendations regarding the practice of HIV+ HCWs who may be performing exposure-prone procedures.
Any such summary cannot capture the details and nuances of individuals state laws.
Although roughly a third of the states permit health care providers to inform a minor's parents that their child is seeking STI-related services, none require it.
Also, the law is fluid, and these summaries may not reflect recent legislative change in a particular state.
Every state in the country allows minors to consent to STI testing and care without parental approval, although a number of these set an age threshold for the right to consent without parental involvement.
While we have made an effort to ensure that this information is correct and current, the law is regularly changing, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
This information may not be applicable to your specific situation and is not, and should not be relied upon, as a substitute for legal advice.
For the state law and cases interpreting it, go to your state’s section in CHLP’s collection of HIV-related criminal laws in all 50 states and territories, in Ending and Defending Against HIV Criminalization: State and Federal Laws and Prosecutions.
Persons, including students, trainees, and emergency room personnel, whose activities involve physical contact with patients or patients' blood/body fluids in the healthcare setting, regardless of licensure or certification.
In these states, the minimum age ranges from 12 to 14 years of age.