Illinois: Repeal of act requiring students to report their HIV status defeated
Meagan Sexton writes:
The Illinois House on Tuesday rejected legislation that would repeal the stateâ€™s Communicable Disease Prevention Act, which requires students to report their HIV status to principals.
The legislation attracted 43 â€œyesâ€ votes and 62 â€œnoâ€ votes.
House Bill 4314 was an attempt to repeal the existing law that permits a school principal to disclose the identity of an HIV-infected child to the school nurse and the studentâ€™s teachers. A principal also can disclose the studentâ€™s identity to those persons who, under federal or state law, are required to decide the placement or educational program of the child.
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