Corrections - Administration - Release of Communicable Disease Information

Published: 2011-10-12

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R251. Corrections, Administration.
R251-102. Release of Communicable Disease Information.
R251-102-1. Authority and Purpose.
(1) This rule is authorized under Sections 63G-3-201, 64-13-10, and 64-13-36(3)(a) of the Utah Code.
(2) The purpose of this rule is to designate the persons who will be permitted access to information in Department of Corrections inmate medical files.
R251-102-2. Definitions.
(1) "AIDS" means Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
(2) "Communicable Disease" means any of a group of diseases easily transmitted from one person to another.
(3) "HIV" means Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
(4) "inmates" means offenders in the secure facilities of the Department.
R251-102-3. Access to Information in Medical Files.
(1) Information in an inmate's medical file may include:
(a) results of tests conducted for communicable diseases, including AIDS and HIV; and
(b) information self-admitted by an inmate.
(2) The Department shall provide information regarding communicable diseases to:
(a) the Board of Pardons and Parole;
(b) designated Department Adult Probation and Parole agents; and
(c) other Department employees, if necessary, based on legitimate penological interests as determined by a division director in consultation with Clinical Services.
(3) Results of AIDS and HIV tests shall be provided to the Department of Health as outlined in Section 64-13-36.
KEY: medical records, communicable diseases, corrections
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: October 12, 2011
Notice of Continuation: July 20, 2020
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 64-13-10; 64-13-36; 63G-3-201