HIV Testing Update: New Regulations & Strategies from the Field
Originally broadcast on May 17, 2012
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
Carrin Schottler-Thal, MD
Director of Urban Health Plan’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Urban Health Plan Inc.
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.
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 Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-300; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at 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 the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
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.