§ 141A.1 Definitions
§ 141A.2 Lead agency
§ 141A.3 Duties of the department
§ 141A.4 Testing and education
§ 141A.5 Partner notification program — HIV.
§ 141A.6 HIV-related conditions — consent, testing, and reporting — penalty.
§ 141A.7 Test results — counseling — application for services.
§ 141A.8 Care provider notification
§ 141A.9 Confidentiality of information
§ 141A.10 Immunities
§ 141A.11 Remedies

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 141A - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids)

  • AIDS: means acquired immune deficiency syndrome as defined by the centers for disease control and prevention of the United States department of health and human services. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Blood bank: means a facility for the collection, processing, or storage of human blood or blood derivatives, including blood plasma, or from which or by means of which human blood or blood derivatives are distributed or otherwise made available. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Care provider: means an individual who is trained and authorized by federal or state law to provide health care services or services of any kind in the course of the individual's official duties, for compensation or in a voluntary capacity, who is a health care provider, emergency medical care provider as defined in section 147A. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Iowa department of public health. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Exposure: means a specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, nonintact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious bodily fluids. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means objectively reasonable and not in violation of clearly established statutory rights or other rights of a person which a reasonable person would know or should have known. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health care provider: means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, chiropractic, podiatry, nursing, dentistry, or optometry, or as a physician assistant, dental hygienist, or acupuncturist. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Health facility: means a hospital, health care facility, clinic, blood bank, blood center, sperm bank, laboratory organ transplant center and procurement agency, or other health care institution. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • HIV: means the human immunodeficiency virus identified as the causative agent of AIDS. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • HIV-related condition: means any condition resulting from human immunodeficiency virus infection. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • HIV-related test: means a diagnostic test conducted by a laboratory approved pursuant to the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments for determining the presence of HIV or antibodies to HIV. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Infectious bodily fluids: means bodily fluids capable of transmitting HIV as determined by the centers for disease control and prevention of the United States department of health and human services and adopted by rule of the department. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legal guardian: means a person appointed by a court pursuant to chapter 633 or an attorney in fact as defined in section 144B. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Release of test results: means a written authorization for disclosure of HIV-related test results which is signed and dated, and which specifies to whom disclosure is authorized and the time period during which the release is to be effective. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Significant exposure: means a situation in which there is a risk of contracting HIV through exposure to a person's infectious bodily fluids in a manner capable of transmitting HIV as determined by the centers for disease control and prevention of the United States department of health and human services and adopted by rule of the department. See Iowa Code 141A.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1