Bill would require doctors to offer HIV tests

Posted on 18 Feb 2009 at 4:06pm

Texas would become the first state in the nation to require doctors to offer HIV screenings to patients, under a bill filed Tuesday by Democratic State Reps. Rodney Ellis of Houston and Yvonne Davis of Dallas. But Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office is already signalling that he will oppose the bill, because he “believes that health care professionals should make decisions like this, not government.” Read more about it in the Austin American-Statesman here.

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