Hepatitis C testing and study of needle exchanges.

Authors: Representative Sue Errington

Co-authors: Representative Robin Shackleford, Representative Ronald Bacon

Sponsors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Jean Breaux


Requires a carrier of Hepatitis C to warn a person at risk of the carrier's disease status and need to seek health care counseling and testing. Requires the health finance commission to study during the 2014 legislative interim the feasibility of establishing a needle exchange program and how to address criminal law statutes that could affect the effective operation of a needle exchange program.