PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.5923 HIV and HCV testing; counseling; costs.
(1) The department shall utilize the fund to provide HIV testing free of charge to all residents of this state and all nonresident students enrolled in and attending a public or private college, university, or other postsecondary educational institution in this state. If additional funds are available, the department shall utilize the fund to provide HCV testing free of charge to residents of this state who are identified as high-risk and do not have health insurance, coverage, or benefits. All HIV and HCV testing under this section shall be performed by the department or a licensed clinical laboratory designated by the department.
(2) As a condition of receiving an HIV or HCV test under this section, the department shall require an individual who requests an HIV or HCV test to undergo counseling both before and after the test. The counseling may be provided by local health department personnel or an individual designated by the local health department who has undergone training approved by the department. The counseling shall be conducted pursuant to protocols approved by the department. If the counseling required under this subsection is provided by a local health department or an individual designated by the local health department, the cost of the counseling shall be paid by the local health department out of the distribution of funds made under section 5(c) of the health and safety fund act, 1987 PA 264, MCL 141.475. If a distribution of funds is not made under section 5(c) of the health and safety fund act, 1987 PA 264, MCL 141.475, the cost of counseling provided under this subsection by a local health department or an individual designated by the local health department shall be paid by the department.
(3) A person who provides HIV or HCV testing or counseling under this section shall be reimbursed for the cost of the testing or counseling only by the department or a local health department, and shall not bill the individual receiving the services or any other person including, but not limited to, a third party payer.
History: Add. 1987, Act 258, Eff. July 1, 1988
Am. 2006, Act 238, Imd. Eff. June 26, 2006
Popular Name: Act 368