1. The department with the approval of the state board of health may conduct epidemiological blinded and nonblinded studies to determine the incidence and prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus infection. Initiation of any new epidemiological studies shall be contingent upon the receipt of funding sufficient to cover all the costs associated with the studies.
2. In blinded studies personal identifiers shall be permanently stripped from the specimens selected prior to testing for the human immunodeficiency virus infection. The informed consent and reporting and counseling requirements of sections 141.8 and 141.22 do not apply.
For the purposes of this section, "blinded epidemiological studies" means studies in which specimens which were collected for other purposes are selected according to established criteria, are permanently stripped of personal identifiers, and are then tested.
For the purposes of this section, "nonblinded epidemiological studies" means studies in which specimens are collected for the express purpose of testing for the human immunodeficiency virus infection and persons included in the nonblinded study are selected according to established criteria. Sections 141.8 and 141.22 apply to nonblinded epidemiological studies.
89 Acts, ch 69, § 1; 94 Acts, ch 1054, §1
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