City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket, approved 10-24-1991 as Ch. No. 2230. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sale and possession of illegal drugs — See Ch. 108, Art. V.
Glue sniffing — See Ch. 182, Art. I.
Loitering for prostitution purposes — See Ch. 266, Art. II.
Prostitution — See Ch. 298, Art. VI.

§ 243-1 Mandatory testing for certain convicted persons.

Any person convicted of a violation of any provisions of Chapter 266, Loitering, Article II, Loitering for Prostitution Purposes, and Chapter 298, Peace and Good Order, Article VI, Prostitution, of the Code of the City of Pawtucket and any future amendments to these chapters shall be required to be tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). No consent for such testing shall be required.

§ 243-2 Responsibility for costs.

The Department of Health shall be responsible for reasonable costs associated with performing and reporting the results of the HIV tests, including the costs of pretest and post-test counseling.

§ 243-3 Counseling.

All persons tested under this chapter shall be provided pretest and post-test counseling in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department of Health; provided, however, that said counseling shall be in accordance with acceptable medical standards.

§ 243-4 Referral of drug users.

All persons who are tested under this chapter, who are determined to be intravenous drug abusers, shall be referred to appropriate sources of drug treatment by the Department of Health as follows:
A. 
Such persons who test positive for HIV infection shall be given priority for those outpatient treatment programs which are sponsored or supported by the Department of Health and Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals.
B. 
Such persons who test negative for HIV infection shall be referred to the appropriate division of the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals for earliest possible evaluation and treatment.