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Section 384.23, Florida Statutes 2006

384.23  Definitions.--

(1)  "Department" means the Department of Health.

(2)  "County health department" means agencies and entities as designated in chapter 154.

(3)  "Sexually transmissible disease" means a bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic disease, determined by rule of the department to be sexually transmissible, to be a threat to the public health and welfare, and to be a disease for which a legitimate public interest will be served by providing for regulation and treatment. In considering which diseases are to be designated as sexually transmissible diseases, the department shall consider such diseases as chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, genital herpes simplex, chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)/acute salpingitis, syphilis, and human immune deficiency virus infection for designation, and shall consider the recommendations and classifications of the centers for disease control and other nationally recognized medical authorities. Not all diseases that are sexually transmissible need be designated for the purposes of this act.

History.--s. 90, ch. 86-220; s. 26, ch. 88-380; s. 66, ch. 97-101.