Citations Affected: IC 34-30-12.5.
Synopsis: Immunity for smallpox vaccines. Provides immunity to a
hospital or a hospital employee for personal injury that results from the
administration of a smallpox immunization.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal, Civil and Public
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning civil
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]:
Chapter 12.5. Health Care: Immunity of Hospitals and Certain Persons Providing Smallpox Immunizations
Sec. 1. A hospital that:
(1) is licensed under IC 16-21; and
(2) has been requested to provide smallpox immunizations by the state department of health;
and its employees and agents are immune from civil liability for any personal injury that results from the administration of a smallpox immunization, except for acts or omissions amounting to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.