Voluntary Opt-Out Testing [Healthcare] Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 300ff-33 [Title 42. The Public Health And Welfare; Chapter 6A. The Public Health Service, HIV Health Care Services Program, Care Grant Program, Provisions Concerning Pregnancy And Perinatal Transmission Of HIV], the term "voluntary opt-out testing" means HIV/AIDS testing:

(A) that is administered to an individual seeking other health care services; and

(B) in which

(i) pre-test counseling is not required but the individual is informed that the individual will receive an HIV/AIDS test and the individual may opt out of such testing; and

(ii) for those individuals with a positive test result, post-test counseling (including referrals for care) is provided and confidentiality is protected.