Section 40-2.20 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); performance standards

Section 40-2.20 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); performance standards

The local health department shall maintain a program designed to minimize the incidence of STDs and HIV. The program shall include, at a minimum, activities to ensure:
(a) epidemiologic case finding, timely disease surveillance and reporting, in accordance with Part 2 of this Title;

(b) availability of accessible laboratory testing for STDs and HIV;

(c) provision of adequate facilities for diagnosis and treatment of STDs, directly or by contract, pursuant to Article 23 of the Public Health Law;

(d) provision of partner notification and referral services for priority patients, as determined in an investigation undertaken pursuant to 10 NYCRR 2.6;

(e) provision of prophylactic treatment to exposed partners for STDs;

(f) information, referral and assistance in utilizing appropriate community service programs;

(g) public health marketing and communication, including developing or adapting public education materials or campaigns, and promoting and disseminating such materials and campaigns, to promote healthy behaviors and reduce risk factors associated with STDs, HIV and related health disparities; and

(h) distribution of at least one communication per year to health care providers, clinics and laboratories on local and regional morbidity rates, CDC guidelines, diagnostic and treatment modalities and Department reporting requirements for STDs and HIV.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Doc Status: 
Complete