ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME--AIDS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Declares that AIDS is an infectious. contagious and communicable disease and that the condition of being a carrier of the HTLV-III virus or other AIDS-causing viral agent is an infectious. contagious and communicable condition. Requires each be placed on the list of reportable diseases and conditions maintained by the Department of Health Services. Provides each is subject to quarantine and isolation statutes and regulations. Provides that Health Services Department personnel and all health officers shall fulfill the duties and obligations set forth in specified statutory provisions to preserve the public health from AIDS. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: The net fiscal impact of this measure is unknown--and could vary greatly, depending on what actions are taken by health officers and the courts to implement it. If current practices used for the control of AIDS are continued, there would be no substantial change in direct costs. If the measure were interpreted to require changes in AIDS control measures by state local health officers, depending upon the level of activity, the cost of implementing it could range from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 1746780; A: 31.96; N: 3718776; B: 68.64
Khushro Ghandhi, California Director, National Democratic Policy Committee (NDPC), and Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Farty Central Committee; John Grauerholz, M.D., F.C.A.P., (Fellow, College of American Pathologists); Lyndon H. Larouche, Jr., Candidate for the 1988 Democratic Party Presidential Nomination
Laurens White, M.D., President, California Medical Association; Marilyn Rodgers, President, California Nurses Association; C. Duane Dauner, President, California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Rebuttal Against Author
Khushro Ghandhi, California Director, National Democratic Policy Committee (NDPC), and Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee; John Grauerholz, M.D., F.C.A.P., (Fellow, College of American Pathologists); Lyndon H. Larouche, Jr., Candidate for the 1988 Democratic Party Presidential Nomination
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -- AIDS. California Proposition 69 (1988).