H.R. 1429 (111th): Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 11, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Maxine Waters
Representative for California's 35th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 18, 2009
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1943 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 25, 2007

H.R. 3547 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 01, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 17, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Mar 11, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 11, 2009
Passed House Mar 17, 2009
 
Full Title

To provide for an effective HIV/AIDS program in Federal prisons.

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Cosponsors
19 cosponsors (18D, 1R) (show)
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3/17/2009--Passed House without amendment.
Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2009 - Directs the Bureau of Prisons to develop, and draft regulations to implement, a comprehensive policy to provide HIV testing, treatment, and prevention for inmates in federal prisons and upon reentry into the community.
Requires such policy to provide for:
(1) testing of inmates upon intake and counseling;
(2) pre-test and post-test counseling;
(3) improvement of HIV/AIDS awareness and inmate education;
(4) HIV testing of inmates annually or upon exposure to HIV;
(5) HIV testing of pregnant inmates;
(6) comprehensive medical treatment of inmates who test positive and confidential counseling on managing their medical condition and preventing HIV transmission to other persons;
(7) protection of inmate confidentiality;
(8) testing, counseling, and referral of inmates to health care and social service agencies prior to reentry into the community;
(9) the right of inmates to refuse routine testing;
(10) excluding as "routine" the testing of an inmate who may have transmitted HIV to any U.S. officer or employee or to any person lawfully present but not incarcerated in a correctional facility; and
(11) timely notification to inmates of test results.
Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) require HIV testing for all inmates upon intake regardless of length of sentence or risk factors; (2) allow inmates to decline testing prior to release from incarceration; (3) make HIV test results inadmissible in civil and criminal proceedings; and (4) make HIV testing part of the routine health screening conducted at inmate intake.
Directs the Bureau of Prisons to report to Congress: (1) within one year on Bureau policies and procedures to provide testing, treatment, and prevention education programs for hepatitis and other diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use; and (2) annually on the incidence among inmates of diseases transmitted through sexual activity and intravenous drug use, including specific information on HIV/AIDS.
Authorizes appropriations.

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