(a) Any person aggrieved by a violation of this article has right of action in the circuit court and may recover for the violation:
(1) Against any person who recklessly violates a provision of this article, liquidated damages of one thousand dollars or actual damages, whichever is greater; or
(2) Against any person who intentionally or maliciously violated a provision of this article, liquidated damages of ten thousand dollars or actual damages, whichever is greater; and
(3) Reasonable attorney fees; and
(4) Such other relief, including an injunction, as the court may consider appropriate.
(b) Any action under this article is barred unless the action is commenced within five years after the violation occurs.
(c) Nothing in this article limits the rights of the subject of an HIV-related test to recover damages or other relief under any other applicable law.
(d) Nothing in this article may be construed to impose civil liability for disclosure of an HIV-related test result in accordance with any reporting guidelines or requirements of the department or the centers for disease control of the United States public health service.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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