January 24, 2002





HOUSE BILL No. 1161

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DIGEST OF HB 1161 (Updated January 23, 2002 12:39 PM - DI 14)



Citations Affected: IC 20-12.

Synopsis: Meningococcal disease immunization. Provides that a student, before enrolling in a residential campus at a public university, must be immunized for meningococcal disease or qualify for an exemption from the immunization requirement.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Welch, Budak




    January 9, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    January 23, 2002, reported _ Do Pass.






January 24, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1161



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 20-12-71-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "documentation of exemption" means a form that:
        (1) is acceptable to the postsecondary institution; and
        (2) indicates the circumstances as described in sections 13, 13.5, and 14 of this chapter entitling the student to an exemption from the requirements in sections 11 and 12 of this chapter.
    SECTION 2. IC 20-12-71-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 11. (a) Except as provided in section 15 of this chapter, a postsecondary institution may not permit a student to matriculate in a residential campus of a postsecondary institution unless the student provides the documentation required by section 12 of this chapter for the following diseases:
        (1) Diphtheria.
        (2) Tetanus.
        (3) Measles.


        (4) Mumps.
        (5) Rubella.
         (6) Meningococcal disease.
    (b) Each postsecondary institution shall notify each student before the student's matriculation of the requirement that the student must be immunized and that the immunization is required for matriculation at the postsecondary institution unless the student provides the documentation required by section 12 of this chapter.
    SECTION 3. IC 20-12-71-12 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 12. (a) Before matriculating in a residential campus of a postsecondary institution, each student shall provide the postsecondary institution with one (1) of the following documents:
        (1) A certificate of immunity.
        (2) Documentation of exemption as described in sections 13, 13.5, and 14 of this chapter.
    (b) If a student fails to comply with subsection (a) by the beginning of the student's second academic term, the postsecondary institution shall prohibit the student from matriculating in the campus of the postsecondary institution, where applicable, until the requirements are met.
    SECTION 4. IC 20-12-71-13.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 13.5. An individual is exempt from the immunization requirement under section 11(a)(6) of this chapter if the following conditions are met:
        (1) The postsecondary institution in which the individual intends to enroll provides detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of vaccination to:
            (A) the individual, if the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age; or
            (B) the individual's parent or guardian, if the individual is less than eighteen (18) years of age.

         (2) The postsecondary institution receives documentation:
            (A) that is signed by:
                (i) the individual, if the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age; or
                (ii) the individual's parent or guardian, if the individual is less than (18) eighteen years of age; and
            (B) that states that the information provided under subdivision (1) has been reviewed by:
                (i) the individual, if the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age; or
                (ii) the individual's parent or guardian, if the individual is less than (18) eighteen years of age.