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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 395.1025, Florida Statutes 2004

395.1025  Infectious diseases; notification.--Notwithstanding the provisions in s. 381.004, if, while treating or transporting an ill or injured patient to a licensed facility, an emergency medical technician, paramedic, or other person comes into direct contact with the patient who is subsequently diagnosed as having an infectious disease, it shall be the duty of the licensed facility receiving the patient to notify the emergency medical technician, paramedic, or his or her emergency medical transportation service employer, or other person of the individual's exposure to the patient within 48 hours, or sooner, of confirmation of the patient's diagnosis and to advise him or her of the appropriate treatment, if any. Notification made pursuant to this section shall be done in a manner which will protect the confidentiality of such patient information and shall not include any patient's name.

History.--s. 1, ch. 85-157; s. 3, ch. 92-171; ss. 21, 98, ch. 92-289; s. 727, ch. 95-148.

Note.--Former s. 395.0147.