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Bill Detail: HB19-1312

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Title School Immunization Requirements
Status Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (05/02/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
House Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 04/04/2019
Description

The bill requires the department of public health and environment
(department) to:
  • Develop a standardized form and submission process to
claim a medical exemption to an immunization; and
  • Develop a standardized form and submission process to
claim a religious or personal belief exemption to an

immunization.
The department is:
  • Required to develop educational materials regarding
immunizations to distribute to health care providers and
facilities;
  • Required to present immunization exemption information
during its annual SMART Act hearing; and
  • Required to use the existing immunization tracking system.
The state board of health is:
  • Required to promulgate rules adopting the medical
exemption recommendations from the advisory committee
on immunization practices of the centers for disease control
and prevention in the federal department of health and
human services, or any successor entity (ACIP);
  • Required to promulgate rules adopting the immunization
recommendations from the ACIP;
  • Allowed to promulgate rules adopting additional
immunizations not recommended by ACIP; and
  • Allowed to promulgate rules establishing the timing by
which schools, parents, legal guardians, and students must
demonstrate compliance with immunization requirements.
Concerning the immunization tracking system, the bill:
  • Requires a licensed physician, physician assistant, or
advanced practice nurse to inform a parent or legal
guardian who is claiming a medical exemption that he or
she may choose to exclude the student's immunization
information from the immunization tracking system before
the student's immunization data is sent to the immunization
tracking system;
  • Requires the department or local or county, district, or
municipal public health agency to inform a parent, legal
guardian, or student who is claiming a religious or personal
belief exemption that he or she may choose to exclude the
student's immunization information from the immunization
tracking system before the student's immunization data is
sent to the immunization tracking system; and
  • Requires a practitioner who is a licensed physician,
physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse to submit
immunization and medical exemption data to the
immunization tracking system. However, the practitioner is
not subject to a regulatory sanction for noncompliance.

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