New Mass. Law Will Eliminate Written Consent For HIV Testing

July 21, 2012 12:00 AM
New Mass. Law Will Eliminate Written Consent For HIV Testing
" BOSTON (AP) — A new state law is about to take hold that supporters hope will lead to more testing for HIV in Massachusetts.

Starting on Thursday, doctors need only to get verbal consent from patients to test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Massachusetts was previously one of two states that required written consent, a policy critics said often posed a barrier to routine screening "

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