NYS Court-Ordered HIV Testing of Defendants
Updated April 2013
As of November 1, 2007, New York State Criminal Procedure Law § 210.16 requires testing of criminal defendants, indicted for certain felony sex offenses, for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), upon the request of the victim. The following documents are meant to be used as a guide for navigating HIV testing for defendants.
Healthcare Provider Alert (PDF 27.5 KB)
Defendant Testing Guidance (PDF 56.0 KB)
Characteristics of HIV Tests (PDF 36.1 KB)
See Court-Ordered HIV Testing of Defendants for more information about the law, procedures for carrying out the law, information for victims, and counseling messages for victims.