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Effective 2/21/2013, the process for consent and documentation of consent for HIV testing will be done when placing an HIV order in Epic. There is no longer a need to obtain an "HIV Pre-Test Counseling Packet".
These changes align with current state law requirements for HIV testing and UI Health Care Policy, Policy Governing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Education, Testing, Reporting and Confidentiality. The summary of consent requirements are as follows:
• For adults (18 years or older) able to consent:
verbal consent must be obtained prior to testing.
Written consent is not necessary for adult patients.
• For minors (less than 18 years old): Before
undergoing HIV test, a minor must be informed that
the legal guardian will be notified if the result is
confirmed as positive. Minors must give written
consent for HIV testing and treatment services. The
consent form must note that that the legal guardian
will be notified of confirmed positive results.
• For adults or minors unable to consent: The
individual's guardian may give consent. If the legal
guardian cannot be located or is unavailable, a
health care provider may authorize an HIV test when
the test is necessary for diagnostic purposes to
provide appropriate urgent medical care.
HIV orders in minors will all receive retrospective audit review to make sure proper written consent has been obtained and is scanned into the patient chart in Epic.
Below are hyperlinks to the education and minor informed consent forms:
G-2d16 Consent for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Related Testing to be used for Minors (<18 Years of Age)
HIV Pre-Test Education
HIV-1 Genotyping, Plasma
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery