March 21, 2003
HOUSE BILL No. 1702
DIGEST OF HB 1702
(Updated March 19, 2003 12:44 PM - DI 104)
Citations Affected: IC 20-8.1; noncode.
Synopsis: Immunization for chicken pox. Requires a child who enters
kindergarten or grade 1 to be immunized against chicken pox.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
(SENATE SPONSORS _ MILLER, BREAUX, LAWSON C)
January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
February 3, 2003, reported _ Do Pass.
February 10, 2003, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
February 11, 2003, engrossed.
February 13, 2003, read third time, failed. Yeas 48, nays 45.
February 26, 2003, House reconsidered. Reread third time, passed. Yeas 56, nays 42.
March 4, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
March 20, 2003, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
March 21, 2003
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1702
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-8.1-7-9.5; (03)EH1702.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-8.1-7-9.5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.231-1999,
SECTION 16, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9.5. (a) Every child residing in Indiana shall be
(2) pertussis (whooping cough);
(6) poliomyelitis; and
(b) Every child residing in Indiana who enters kindergarten or grade
1 shall be immunized against hepatitis B and chicken pox.
(c) The state department of health may expand or otherwise modify
the list of communicable diseases that require documentation of
immunity as medical information becomes available that would warrant
the expansion or modification in the interest of public health.
(d) The state department of health shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2
(1) required immunizations;
(2) child's age for administering each vaccine;
(3) adequately immunizing doses; and
(4) method of documentation of proof of immunity.
(e) Each school shall notify each parent of a child who enrolls in the
school of the requirement that the child must be immunized and that
the immunization is required for the child's continued enrollment,
attendance, or residence at the school unless:
(1) the parent or child provides the appropriate documentation of
(2) for chicken pox, the parent or child provides a written
signed statement that the child has indicated a history of
chicken pox; or
(3) section 2 or 2.5 of this chapter applies.
SOURCE: ; (03)EH1702.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) Notwithstanding
IC 20-8.1-7-9.5, as amended by this act, a child residing in Indiana
is not required to be immunized for chicken pox to enter
kindergarten or grade 1 until after June 30, 2004.
(b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2004.