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611A.19 TESTING OF SEX OFFENDER FOR HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.
    Subdivision 1. Testing on request of victim. (a) Upon the request or with the consent of
the victim, the prosecutor shall make a motion in camera and the sentencing court shall issue an
order requiring an adult convicted of or a juvenile adjudicated delinquent for violating section
609.342 (criminal sexual conduct in the first degree), 609.343 (criminal sexual conduct in the
second degree), 609.344 (criminal sexual conduct in the third degree), 609.345 (criminal sexual
conduct in the fourth degree), or any other violent crime, as defined in section 609.1095, to submit
to testing to determine the presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody if:
(1) the crime involved sexual penetration, however slight, as defined in section 609.341,
subdivision 12
; or
(2) evidence exists that the broken skin or mucous membrane of the victim was exposed
to or had contact with the offender's semen or blood during the commission of the crime in a
manner which has been demonstrated epidemiologically to transmit the human immunodeficiency
virus (HIV).
(b) When the court orders an offender to submit to testing under paragraph (a), the court
shall order that the test be performed by an appropriate health professional who is trained to
provide the counseling described in section 144.7414, and that no reference to the test, the motion
requesting the test, the test order, or the test results may appear in the criminal record or be
maintained in any record of the court or court services, except in the medical record maintained
by the Department of Corrections.
(c) The order shall include the name and contact information of the victim's choice of
health care provider.
    Subd. 2. Disclosure of test results. The date and results of a test performed under
subdivision 1 are private data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, when maintained by a
person subject to chapter 13, or may be released only with the subject's consent, if maintained
by a person not subject to chapter 13. The results are available, on request, to the victim or, if
the victim is a minor, to the victim's parent or guardian and positive test results shall be reported
to the commissioner of health. Unless the subject of the test is an inmate at a state correctional
facility, any test results given to a victim or victim's parent or guardian shall be provided by a
health professional who is trained to provide the counseling described in section 144.7414. If the
subject of the test is an inmate at a state correctional facility, test results shall be given by the
Department of Corrections' medical director to the victim's health care provider who shall give
the results to the victim or victim's parent or guardian. Data regarding administration and results
of the test are not accessible to any other person for any purpose and shall not be maintained in
any record of the court or court services or any other record. After the test results are given to the
victim or the victim's parent or guardian, data on the test must be removed from any medical data
or health records maintained under sections 13.384 or 144.291 to 144.298 and destroyed, except
for those medical records maintained by the Department of Corrections.
History: 1992 c 569 s 27; 1994 c 636 art 7 s 6; 1995 c 226 art 7 s 10; 1998 c 367 art 6 s
15; 1999 c 227 s 22; 2000 c 422 s 53,54; 2001 c 202 s 16; 2001 c 210 s 27; 2005 c 136 art 8 s
24; 2007 c 147 art 10 s 15