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COMMUNICABLE DISEASE TESTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires courts in criminal and juvenile cases, upon finding of probable cause to believe bodily fluids were possibly transferred, to order persons charged with certain sex offenses, or certain assaults on peace officers, fire-fighters, or emergency medical personnel, to provide specimens of blood for testing for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-related conditions and other communicable diseases. Provides notification to specified persons of test results. Requires medical personnel in correctional facilities to report inmate exposure to such diseases and notice to personnel who come in contact with such inmates. Provides confidentiality of information reported. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The costs of judicial proceedings to local governments and laboratory costs to local and state governments could range up to $1 million annually depending on length of proceedings, the nature of the tests, and the number of persons subject to them.
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Communicable Disease Tests. California Initiative 417 (1987).