The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 91–596
, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1590
, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 15 (§ 651 et seq.) of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
Section was enacted as part of the AIDS Amendments of 1988 and as part of the Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988, and not as part of the Public Health Service Act which comprises this chapter.
1992—Subsecs. (a), (c)(1), (4). Pub. L. 102–531
substituted “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” for “Centers for Disease Control”.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–690
substituted “health workers and public safety workers” for “health workers, public safety workers”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–690
effective immediately after enactment of Pub. L. 100–607
, which was approved Nov. 4, 1988, see section 2600 ofPub. L. 100–690
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Guidelines for Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency and Hepatitis B Viruses During Invasive Procedures
Pub. L. 102–141
, title VI, § 633,Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 876
, provided that: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each State Public Health Official shall, not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 28, 1991], certify to the Secretary of Health and Human Services that guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control, or guidelines which are equivalent to those promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control concerning recommendations for preventing the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus and the hepatitis B virus during exposure prone invasive procedures, except for emergency situations when the patient’s life or limb is in danger, have been instituted in the State. State guidelines shall apply to health professionals practicing within the State and shall be consistent with Federal law. Compliance with such guidelines shall be the responsibility of the State Public Health Official. Said responsibilities shall include a process for determining what appropriate disciplinary or other actions shall be taken to ensure compliance. If such certification is not provided under this section within the one-year period, the State shall be ineligible to receive assistance under the Public Health Service Act (42
 et seq.) until such certification is provided, except that the Secretary may extend the time period for a State, upon application of such State, that additional time is required for instituting said guidelines.”
[Centers for Disease Control changed to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Pub. L. 102–531
, title III, § 312,Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3504