Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act 1988
Offense for Transmission of AIDS or HIV
Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act 1988 (s 1511)-
Any person knowingly infected with AIDS or HIV who purposefully or through gross negligence transmits such disease to another person, shall be guilty of a criminal offense. This offense carries a penalty of a fine of up to one hundred thousand dollars or to a life of solitary confinement under the care of the Ministry of Health Services or both. In addition, the offender shall be liable to civil damages and any other rights and remedies which a victim may have at law or equity.
Colvin E (2002). Criminal responsiblity uner the South Pacific codes
Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
HIV test may be required for visits over 30 days.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
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
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org