Penal Code of Bhutan, 2004.
Penal Code (s 160) Reckless Endangerment-
A defendant shall be guilty of the offence of reckless endangerment if their reckless conduct places another person in danger of death or serious bodily injury. This carries the penalty of a minimum one month imprisonment and maximum possible sentence of less than one year.
Penal Code (s 161) The offence of reckless endangerment shall be a petty misdemeanour.
To our knowledge there have been no prosecutions or convictions or convictions for the transmission of HIV under this law so the application of the law to alleged HIV transmission is, at present, merely theoretical.
Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Bhutan. There are no disclosure regulations or restrictions for HIV/AIDS patients who enter Bhutan on a tourist visas for a maximum two week visit.
For longer stays applicants must present the results of an HIV/AIDS test completed within the six months prior to their visit. The test can also be administered by Bhutanese officials upon arrival.
Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
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