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HIV Testing in NYS: 2010 Update

11/15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

† 4 OASAS credits (not approved for initial CPS credentialing); ‡ 4 CNE hours

This half-day training will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010. The law requires HIV testing be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions. The offering must be made to inpatients, persons seeking services in emergency departments, persons receiving primary care as an outpatient at a clinic or from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or midwife. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: list the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and its importance; understand the timeline for implementation of the new law including the development of regulations by the NYSDOH; describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing; list the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process; recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive; describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and, explain revised disclosure practices.
Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS. Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend “HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session.”
Audience: Experienced and new health and human services providers who offer HIV testing as part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.
Fall 2011 Dates: November 15, 2011 (1pm-4pm) Hawthorne


Unnamed Venue
40 Saw Mill River Rd.
Hawthorne, NY 10532 United States
(914) 345-8888