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Medicine: AIDS / Health Care Workers / Senate / Dentists #135848

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1991
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(London: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Debate in Senate on bill to impose criminal penalties on health care workers with AIDS who perform invasive medical procedures on patients featured; scenes shown. [Senators Orrin HATCH, Jesse HELMS - comment.] Senate said also passing bill requiring states to adopt CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines urging health care workers to be checked for AIDS virus. [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - talks about the politics behind the vote.]

(London: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Predicament for gay health care workers featured; case of dentists outlined. [Gay dentist John WOLF - comments on the legislation.] [Gay dentists' organization founder Dr. Jack ROSENBERG - says gays are being made scapegoats.] [ADA Dr. Michael PERICH - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:10

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