Unformatted text preview: transmitted diseases, the Department of Health also has the power, with the permission of a court, to take an individual into custody, perform an HIV test without consent, hospitalize, and even isolate the person. The law requires the Department to meet increasingly higher burdens of proof as the restrictions on a person's freedom increase. It also gives non-consenting individuals a variety of important due process protections. It bears emphasizing that it is a criminal act for an HIV-infected person to have sexual intercourse with another absent such person knowing about the disease and consenting to the sexual intercourse. §384.24(2), F.S. Resource: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/aids/legal/Omnibus_2010.pdf...
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- Fall '10
- Epidemiology, Human sexual behavior, HIV positive patients, highest HIV states