REPORTING EXPOSURE TO AIDS VIRUS. INITIATIVE. Requires doctors, blood banks, and others, to report patients and blood donors, whom they reasonably believe to have been infected by or tested positive for AIDS virus, to local health officers. Restricts confidential testing. Requires reporting by persons infected or tested positive. Directs local health officers to notify reported person's spouse, sexual partners, and others possibly exposed. Repeals prohibition on use of AIDS virus tests for employment or insurability. Creates felony for persons with knowledge of infection or positive test to donate blood. Modifies fines and penalties for unauthorized disclosure of AIDS virus test results. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Fiscal impact is unknown, possibly tens or hundreds of millions of dollars depending on costs of measures "reasonably necessary" to prevent spread of disease, number and types of cases investigated, testing criminal offenders, and public health care for those denied insurance or employment.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3208517; A: 34.41; N: 6116276; B: 69.59
Warren L. Bostick, M.D., Former President, California Medical Association Former Dean of the College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Former President, American Society of Clinical Pathologists; Lawrence J. McNamee, M.D., President, California Physicians for a Logical AIDS Response Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association Committee on AIDS; Paul Gann, President, People's Advocate, Inc.
Laurens P. White, M.D., President, California Medical Association; Marilyn Rodgers, President, California Nurses Association; Tom Bradley, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Rebuttal Against Author
Larimore Cummins, M.D., Chairman, Santa Cruz County Medical Society AIDS Task Force Former President, Santa Cruz County Medical Society; William E. Dannemeyer, United States Congressman, California; Lawrence J. McNamee, M.D., President, California Physicians for a Logical AIDS Response Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association Committee on AIDS
Reporting Exposure To AIDS Virus. California Proposition 102 (1988).