Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/461

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PUBLIC LAW 106-345—OCT. 20, 2000 114 STAT. 1343 describing the findings made in the study is submitted to the appropriate committees of the Congress, the Secretary, and the chief public health official of each of the States. "(b) PROGRESS TOWARD RECOMMENDATIONS.—In fiscal year 2004, the Secretary shall collect information from the States describing the actions taken by the States toward meeting the recommendations specified for the States under subsection (a)(1)(C). "(c) SUBMISSION OF REPORTS TO CONGRESS. —The Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress reports describing the information collected under subsection (b).". Subtitle C—Certain Partner Notification Programs SEC. 221. GRANTS FOR COMPLIANT PARTNER NOTIFICATION PRO- GRAMS. Part B of title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300ff-21 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following subpart: "Subpart III—Certain Partner Notification Programs "SEC. 2631. GRANTS FOR PARTNER NOTIFICATION PROGRAMS. 42 USC 300fr-38. "(a) IN GENERAL.— In the case of States whose laws or regulations are in accordance with subsection (b), the Secretary, subject to subsection (c)(2), may make grants to the States for carrying out programs to provide partner counseling and referral services. "(b) DESCRIPTION OF COMPLIANT STATE PROGRAMS.—For purposes of subsection (a), the laws or regulations of a State are in accordance with this subsection if under such laws or regulations (including programs carried out pursuant to the discretion of State officials) the following policies are in effect: "(1) The State requires that the public health officer of the State carry out a program of partner notification to inform partners of individuals with HIV disease that the partners may have been exposed to the disease. "(2)(A) In the case of a health entity that provides for the performance on an individual of a test for HIV disease, or that treats the individual for the disease, the State requires, subject to subparagraph (B), that the entity confidentially report the positive test results to the State public health officer in a manner recommended and approved by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with such additional information as may be necessary for carrying out such program. "(B) The State may provide that the requirement of subparagraph (A) does not apply to the testing of an individual for HIV disease if the individual underwent the testing through a program designed to perform the test and provide the results to the individual without the individual disclosing his or her identity to the program. This subparagraph may not be construed as affecting the requirement of subparagraph (A) with respect to a health entity that treats an individual for HIV disease.