Every person confined in the state prison who commits a battery by intentionally placing or throwing human excrement or other bodily fluids or bodily substances on the person of a peace officer or other employee of the state prison may be ordered by the chief medical officer to receive an immediate voluntary or involuntary examination or test for hepatitis or tuberculosis and subsequent follow-up examinations if deemed necessary to the health of the peace officer or employee.
Any person applying for a license or the renewal of a license as a professional boxer or martial arts fighter must present HIV and hepatitis C antibody and hepatitis B antigen tests to the commission. Information received under this section and any other medical information about an applicant or licensee shall be confidential and not subject to discovery or subpoena
Students under the age of 18 seeking enrollment California state colleges shall be exempt from the immunization requirement for hepatitis B if such person files a written statement by a physician or surgeon that that the person's condition makes immunization unsafe. The physician shall indicate the specific nature and estimated duration of the medical condition that contraindicate immunization.
Any person performing testing, transmitting test results, or disclosing information pursuant to the laws pertaining to AIDS Public Safety and Testing Disclosure shall be immune from civil liability for any action undertaken in accordance with those provisions.
The Department of Health Services must make protocols and guidelines available for educating health professionals and training community service providers on hepatitis C detection, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and decision-making. The guidelines may include tracking and reporting of hepatitis C by public health officials, a plan to screen the prison population, and surveillance programs to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C in high-risk populations.
The Director of Health Services must develop and implement a hepatitis C awareness program that attempts to coordinate with national efforts related to identifying and notifying persons who received blood from hepatitis c virus positive donors.
A blood specimen obtained as per 125080, shall be submitted to a laboratory to determine rhesus blood type and the results shall be reported to physician, surgeon, or other person providing prenatal care or attending the woman at the time of delivery, and to the woman tested. A blood specimen as per 125080 shall also be submitted to a laboratory to determine the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and HIV virus. Both results shall be reported to the physician, surgeon, or other person who ordered the test and who shall inform the woman tested.
Blood banks and plasma centers shall test the blood for viral hepatitis and HIV. If the blood bank or plasma center finds the presence of viral hepatitis, or an antigen thereof, in the blood tested, it shall report that finding with all necessary identifying information to the local health officer.
A physician, hospital, or other health care provider shall report all AIDS cases, HIV infections, and viral hepatitis infections to the local health officer with the information required, and within the timeframes established by the department.
A law enforcement employee who believes that she came into contact with the bodily fluids of an inmate, a person arrested or taken into custody, a person charged with a crime, or a person on parole or probation must report the incident to the chief medical officer. The law enforcement employee may also request an HIV or hepatitis B or C test of the person.