NJ Bill Aims To Access Med Records In HIV Criminal Cases

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT) -- New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday they’ve introduced legislation that would allow authorities to access medical records for individuals being investigated or prosecuted for failing to tell their sexual partners that they’re HIV-positive or have AIDS.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset-Hunterdon-Mercer-Middlesex, said in a joint statement that the legislation would permit the release, through a court order, of a person’s medical records related to HIV or AIDS infection during the course of an investigation or prosecution when the...
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