Tests for infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B, C virus; order of magistrate. (SB885)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Testing for infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C virus; order of magistrate. Allows a magistrate to issue an order requiring a person to provide a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis B or C virus when exposure to bodily fluids occurs between a person and a health care provider, person employed by or under the direction and control of a health care provider, law-enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, or school board employee and the person whose blood specimen is sought refuses to consent to providing such specimen. Currently, only the general district court may issue such order. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101429D
12/20/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2017Assigned Education sub: Health
01/26/2017Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)