Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of InsuranceIns 3.53 app A
Current through November 29, 2021
[Insurer name and address]
WISCONSIN NOTICE AND CONSENT FOR HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY TESTING
REQUEST FOR CONSENT FOR TESTING
To evaluate your insurability, ( insurer name ) (Insurer) requests that you be tested to determine the presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody or antigens. By signing and dating this form, you agree that this test may be done and that underwriting decisions may be based on the test results. A licensed laboratory will perform one or more tests approved by the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance.
Many public health organizations recommend that, if you have any reason to believe you may have been exposed to HIV, you become informed about the implications of the test before being tested. You may obtain information about HIV and counseling from a private health care provider, a public health clinic, or one of the AIDS service organizations on the attached list. You may also wish to obtain an HIV test from an anonymous counseling and testing site before signing this consent form. The Insurer is prohibited from asking you whether you have been tested at an anonymous counseling and testing site and from obtaining the results of such a test. For further information on these options, contact the Wisconsin AIDSline at 1-800-334-2437.
MEANING OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
This is not a test for AIDS. It is a test for HIV and shows whether you have been infected by the virus. A positive test result may have an effect on your ability to obtain insurance. A positive test result does not mean that you have AIDS, but it does mean that you are at a seriously increased risk of developing problems with your immune system. HIV tests are very sensitive and specific. Errors are rare but they can occur. If your test result is positive, you may wish to consider further independent testing from your physician, a public health clinic, or an anonymous counseling and testing site. HIV testing may be arranged by calling the Wisconsin AIDSline at 1-800-334-2437.
NOTIFICATION OF TEST RESULTS
If your HIV test result is negative, no routine notification will be sent to you. If your HIV test result is other than normal, the Insurer will contact you and ask for the name of a physician or other health care provider to whom you may authorize disclosure and with whom you may wish to discuss the test results.
DISCLOSURE OF TEST RESULTS
All test results will be treated confidentially. The laboratory that does the testing will report the result to the Insurer. If necessary to process your application, the Insurer may disclose your test result to another entity such as a contractor, affiliate, or reinsurer. If your HIV test is positive, the Insurer may report it to the Medical Information Bureau (MIB, Inc.), as described in the notice given to you at the time of application. If your HIV test is negative, no report about it will be made to the MIB, Inc. The organizations described in this paragraph may maintain the test results in a file or data bank. These organizations may not disclose the fact that the test has been done or the result of the test except as permitted by law or authorized in writing by you.
I have read and I understand this notice and consent for HIV testing. I voluntarily consent to this testing and the disclosure of the test result as described above. A photocopy or facsimile of this form will be as valid as the original.
Signature of Proposed Insured or Parent,
Guardian, or Health Care Agent/Date
Name of Proposed Insured (Print)
Date of Birth
City, State, and Zip Code
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