General Assembly: 75 (1994 Regular GA) - Chapter 1054 - Human immunodeficiency virus epidemiological studies

Published: 1994-04-08

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subsection 1, shall be treated as if its application had been timely filed under subsection 1. In this case, the secretary of state shall process the application pursuant to subsection 2 and, if a certificate of reinstatement is issued, the provisions of subsection 3 shall apply.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved April 8, 1994



AN ACT providing authorization for certain epidemiological studies regarding the incidence and prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 141.23A, Code 1993, is amended to read as follows: 141.23A HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BLINDED

STUDY STUDIES. 1:..: Notwithstanding ~ l4t-.8 FegaFding infoFmed eonsent aDd FeJloFting FequiFemeats,

aDd ~ l4l-22 FegaFding infoFmed eonsent aDd JlFeliminaFY aDd Jlosttest eouaseliag, the Iewa- The department of JH:tblie health Of' its ageat. with the approval of the state board of health may conduct thFough the eJEJlendituFe of fedepal ~ moneys alloeated fOP- this JluFJlose aft epidemiological blinded study- of ne ..... boFns and nonblinded studies to determine the incidence and prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus infection. Initiation of ~ new epidemi- ological studies shall be contingent upon the receipt of funding sufficient to cover all the costs associated with the studies. ~ All In blinded studies personal identifiers shall be permanently stripped from the speci-

mens selected prior to testing for the human immunodeficiency virus infection. The informed consent and reporting and counseling requirements of sections 141.8 and 141.22 do not ~

For the purposes of this section, "blinded epidemiological bliaded study- studies" means a study- studies in which bleed specimens which were collected for other purposes are selected according to established criteria, are permanently stripped of personal identifiers, and are then tested.

For the purposes of this section, "nonblinded epidemiological studies" means studies !!! which specimens are collected for the express purpose of testing for the human immunodeficiency virus infection and persons included in the non blinded study are selected according to estab- lished criteria. Sections 141.8 and 141.22 ~ to non blinded epidemiological studies.

Approved April 8, 1994