The VA does not require written consent for HIV testing in the VHA. Instead, patients will provide verbal informed consent prior to HIV testing, which must be documented in the patient's medical record. Furthermore, scripted pre-test and post-test counseling are no longer mandated, nor is it a VA requirement that written educational material on HIV be provided to a patient at the time of consent. More information, including FAQs.
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Last updated August 11, 2016