Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Medical Examination of Aliens--Removal of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection From Definition of Communicable Disease of Public Health Significance
GAO-10-239R: Nov 17, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new rule on medical examination of aliens--removal of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection from definition of communicable disease. GAO found that (1) the rule removes HIV infection from the definition of communicable disease of public health significance and removes references to HIV from the scope of examinations for aliens because HIV infection does not represent a communicable disease that is a significant threat to the general U.S. population; and (2) that the CDC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.