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HIV Testing Update: New Regulations & Strategies from the Field

Originally broadcast on May 17, 2012

Opening Remarks:
Daniel O’Connell, Deputy Director
HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Prevention and Epidemiology, AIDS Institute, NYS DOH

Daniel J. Egan, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center

Debbie Lester, LMSW
Director of Urban Health Plan’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Urban Health Plan Inc.

Carrin Schottler-Thal, MD
Section Head, Division of General Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center, General Pediatric Group

This webcast will provide updated information about New York State public health law and regulations that mandate the offering of HIV testing to all patients 13 to 64 years old receiving hospital or primary care services, with some limitations. New York State Department of Health staff will review regulations that went into effect in March of 2012 and health care providers from clinical settings will share real-life experiences implementing the regulations. 

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • State the main objectives of the amended public health law that require the offer of HIV testing to all individuals aged 13-64 in certain health care settings;
  • Describe the finalized regulations based on the amended HIV Testing Public Health Law (Chapter 308);
  • Recall straight-forward strategies for implementing the regulations in three different settings: hospital, emergency department, and community health center; and
  • List the contents of the New York State Department of Health’s “HIV Testing Tool Kit: Resources to Support Routine HIV Testing for Adults and Teens”
  • Explain how providers can use the HIV Testing Toolkit resource in their work setting.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing education credits will be available until May 2015.

The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.