Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 191
Health and Welfare
Section 191.659

August 28, 2014

Department of corrections, HIV and infectious diseases testing without right of refusal--exception--minors victim of sexual assault, testing, notice to parents or custodians required.

191.659. 1. Except as provided in subsection 2 of this section, all individuals who are delivered to the department of corrections and all individuals who are released or discharged from any correctional facility operated by the department of corrections, before such individuals are released or discharged, shall undergo HIV and tuberculosis testing without the right of refusal. In addition, the department of corrections may perform or conduct infectious disease testing on offenders without the right of refusal.

2. The department of corrections shall not perform HIV testing on an individual delivered to the department if similar HIV testing has been performed on the individual subsequent to trial and if the department is able to obtain the results of the prior HIV test.

3. The department shall inform the victim of any sexual offense defined in chapter 566, which includes sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse as an element of the crime, of any confirmed positive results of HIV testing performed on an offender within the custody of the department. If the victim is an unemancipated minor, the department shall also inform the minor's parents or custodian, if any.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1151 & 1044 ยง 4, A.L. 1990 H.B. 974, A.L. 1992 S.B. 638, A.L. 1999 H.B. 358, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1756, A.L. 2003 H.B. 477)

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