Sponsored by Sen. Rolfes, SB 5454 requires that when an infant under 1 year of age is placed in out-of-home care, the department (or supervising agency) shall request that the infant’s treating physician test the infant for HIV, if the HIV status of the mother of the infant is: known to be positive; or is unknown and the department has specific information indicating that the mother is at increased risk of HIM infection, including, but not limited to, a history of drug abuse. The department/supervising agency is required to follow the treating physician’s recommendations for follow up testing and treatment for an infant who has tested positive for HIV. Prior to requesting testing, the dept shall request a parent’s consent to test the infant. If the parent objects to the test the dept/supervising agency shall, at the earliest possible opportunity, request the court to order such testing.
SB 5454 did not come up for a vote in the Senate and therefore died.