(1) Whenever human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection occurs, infection control fluid precautions must be used for the duration of the infection.

(2) The department or local health officer must ensure that the following actions are taken:

(a) instruct the case how to prevent transmitting the HIV infection to others;

(b) provide the case with information about any available services relevant to the case's health status and refer the case to appropriate services;

(c) interview the infected person to determine the person's contacts; and

(d) locate each contact, counsel each contact, advise the contact to receive testing to determine the contact's HIV status, and refer the contact for appropriate services.

(3) The health care provider may perform the required actions under (2) at the discretion of the department or local health officer.

History: 50-1-202, 50-2-118, 50-16-1004, MCA; IMP, 50-1-202, 50-2-118, 50-16-1004, MCA; NEW, 1987 MAR p. 2147, Eff. 11/28/87; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2493, Eff. 9/11/98; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 913; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2112, Eff. 9/8/06; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 967, Eff. 6/7/13.