Ca: Emergency workers applaud blood test act

Amy Smart reports:

Firefighters, police and paramedics are applauding a new law that will help determine whether they’ve been exposed to communicable diseases on the job.

The Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act, passed May 31, allows emergency workers to get court orders compelling blood samples from people in high-risk situations. Before the legislation, workers waited months before knowing if they had accidentally contracted viral illnesses such as HIV or hepatitis.

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