California Penal Code

Sec. § 1202.6


(a)

Notwithstanding Sections 120975, 120980, and 120990 of the Health and Safety Code, upon the first conviction of any person for a violation of subdivision (b) of Section 647, the court shall, before sentencing or as a condition of probation, order the defendant to complete instruction in the causes and consequences of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) pursuant to subdivision (d) and shall order the defendant to submit to testing for AIDS in accordance with subdivision (e). In addition, the court shall refer a defendant, where appropriate, to a program under Article 3.2 (commencing with Section 11320) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code or to any drug diversion program, or both.

(b)

Upon a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of subdivision (b) of Section 647, the court shall, before sentencing, order the defendant to submit to testing for AIDS in accordance with subdivision (e).

(c)

At the sentencing hearing of a defendant ordered to submit to testing for AIDS pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b), the court shall furnish the defendant with a copy of the report submitted pursuant to subdivision (e) and shall direct the clerk to note the receipt of the report by the defendant in the records of the case.
If the results of the test described in the report are positive, the court shall make certain that the defendant understands the nature and meaning of the contents of the report and shall further advise the defendant of the penalty established in Section 647f for a subsequent violation of subdivision (b) of Section 647.

(d)

The county health officer in each county shall select an agency, or agencies, in the county that shall provide AIDS prevention education. The county health officer shall endeavor to select an agency, or agencies, that currently provide AIDS prevention education programs to substance abusers or prostitutes. If no agency is currently providing this education, the county agency responsible for substance abuse shall develop an AIDS prevention education program either within the agency or under contract with a community-based, nonprofit organization in the county. The county health officer shall forward to the courts a list of agencies selected for purposes of referral.
An AIDS prevention education program providing services, at a minimum, shall include details about the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the etiologic agent for AIDS, symptoms of AIDS or AIDS-related conditions, prevention through avoidance or cleaning of needles, sexual practices that constitute high risk, low risk, and no risk (including abstinence), and resources for assistance if the person decides to take a test for the etiologic agent for AIDS and receives a positive test result. The program also shall include other relevant medical and prevention information as it becomes available.

(e)

The court shall order testing of every defendant as ordered pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) for evidence of antibodies to the probable causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Notwithstanding Section 120980 of the Health and Safety Code, written copies of the report on the test shall be furnished to both of the following:

(1)

The court in which the defendant is to be sentenced.

(2)

The State Department of Health Services.

(f)

Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (g), the reports required by subdivision (e) shall be confidential.

(g)

The State Department of Health Services shall maintain the confidentiality of the reports received pursuant to subdivision (e), except that the department shall furnish copies of any report to a district attorney upon request.
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