Session of 1999
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5034
By Committee on Health and Human Services

  9             A  CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION encouraging health care providers
10             to test pregnant women for HIV.
12             WHEREAS,  The phenomenon in today's society of HIV (human im-
13       munodeficiency virus) infection and the lethality of AIDS (acquired im-
14       mune deficiency syndrome) is well known; and
15             WHEREAS,  Much money and research have been devoted to provid-
16       ing a cure for these conditions and to lessen the effects thereof on the
17       human body; and
18             WHEREAS,  The Kansas legislature recognizes that there exists new
19       medications which fight this disease and in particular, with proper pre-
20       natal treatment, lessen the possibility of a pregnant women passing on
21       her HIV condition to her newborn child: Now, therefore,
22             Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas,
23       the Senate concurring therein: That the Kansas Legislature encourages
24       health care providers, particularly those specializing in prenatal care, to
25       provide information to their patients regarding HIV and AIDS and to
26       encourage pregnant women to undergo testing for HIV infection; and
27             Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to pro-
28       vide a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Kansas Department
29       of Health and Environment and to the Presidents of the Kansas Medical
30       Society and the Kansas Osteopathy Society.