S.B. No. 665

relating to work-related exposure to a reportable disease. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subsection (b), Section 81.050, Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) A person whose occupation or whose volunteer service is included in one or more of the following categories may request the department or a health authority to order testing of another person who may have exposed the person to a reportable disease, including HIV infection: (1) a law enforcement officer; (2) a fire fighter; (3) an emergency medical service employee or paramedic; [or] (4) a correctional officer; or (5) an employee, contractor, or volunteer, other than a correctional officer, who performs a service in a correctional facility as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, or a secure correctional facility or secure detention facility as defined by Section 51.02, Family Code. SECTION 2. This Act applies only to a person exposed on or after the effective date of this Act. A person exposed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the exposure occurred, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 665 passed the Senate on April 21, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate I hereby certify that S.B. No. 665 passed the House on May 20, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House Approved: ______________________________ Date ______________________________ Governor