Northern Mariana Islands

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted No

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: No

Laws

Applicable laws

There are no criminal statutes explicitly addressing HIV or STD exposure in the Northern Mariana Islands.

There are no statutes explicitly criminalizing HIV transmission or exposure in the Northern Mariana Islands.

However, in other jurisdictions of the United States HIV-positive people have been prosecuted for HIV exposure under general criminal laws, such as reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. At the time of this publication the authors are not aware of this type of prosecution on the basis of an individual’s HIV-positive status in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Source: Ending and Defending Against HIV Criminalization: A Manual for Advocates, Volume 1. State and Federal Laws and Prosecutions. First Edition. Center for HIV Law and Policy, Positive Justice Project, 2010.

http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/view/564

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017