Section 22-11A-40

Laboratory tests for AIDS and other diseases; fees; personnel.

All laboratory tests for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or like test for viruses that lead to the development of AIDS or any other notifiable disease that may be designated by the State Board of Health, shall be a test approved by the board. When approving such test the Board of Health shall develop a proficiency testing program necessary to ascertain the qualifications and competency of the personnel conducting the test. The State Board of Health is authorized to charge a reasonable fee to offset the cost of the proficiency testing program. All fees collected shall be deposited to the credit of the State Board of Health for the purpose of carrying out the provision of Chapter 11A of Title 22. Any laboratory or personnel thereof who reports the test results of any of the diseases referenced in this section when performed by any methods or procedures not approved by the Board of Health shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-629, §6.)