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2013 House Bill 4736: Authorize sexually transmitted disease "expedited partner therapy"
  1. Introduced by Rep. George T. Darany (D) on May 15, 2013, to authorize the use of "expedited partner therapy" to limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, which means a health professional giving a person diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia a single-dose antibiotic for the partner who has not been seen by the health professional. The bill would also extend limited legal immunity to health professionals providing this, except for gross negligence.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on May 15, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 4, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 18, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2013.
  2. Passed 90 to 18 in the House on October 30, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 31, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on October 31, 2013.