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Session Laws, 1997
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(a) (1) There is a Task Force to Study HIV Exposure in Maryland Correctional

(2) The Task Force shall be appointed by the Governor and consist of at
least the following:

(i) two representatives of the Department of Public Safety and
Correctional Services, one of whom shall be a current warden;

(ii) one representative of the Department of Health and Mental


(iii) one representative of the Maryland State AIDS Administration;

(iv) the medical director of the Maryland correctional facilities;

(v) an epidemiologist with expertise in HIV;

(vi) a behavioral scientist with expertise in HIV;

(vii) an occupational exposure expert with expertise in HIV;

(viii) a correctional officer;

(ix) a former inmate;

(x) one representative from the AIDS Legislative Committee;

(xi) a prisoner advocate; and

(xii) an administrator of the local correctional facility;

(xii) one representative of the Maryland Classified Employees

Association; and

(xivi) one representative of the American Federation of State, County,
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

(b) The study shall include:

(1) an assessment of the nature of potential and actual exposures between
inmates and correctional officers;

(2) an assessment of HIV education and training for correctional officers
and inmates, including defining and identifying exposure, preventing exposure and
transmission, and protocols and intervention to treat actual exposures;

(3) the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of mandatory HIV antibody testing
of inmates and correctional officers;

(4) the current status of treatment for HIV and AIDS infected correctional
officers and inmates;

(5) the feasibility of and procedures for providing adequate and appropriate
treatment to correctional officers and inmates who are infected with HIV; and

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