February 25, 2004
HOUSE BILL No. 1133
DIGEST OF HB 1133
(Updated February 24, 2004 3:54 pm - DI 104)
Citations Affected: IC 20-8.1.
Synopsis: Hepatitis B. Requires every child who enters grade 9 and
grade 12 to be immunized against hepatitis B until July 1, 2008.
Prohibits the prevention of a child from enrolling in, attending, or
graduating high school for the sole reason that the child was not
immunized against hepatitis B.
Effective: July 1, 2004.
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(SENATE SPONSORS _ DILLON, BREAUX)
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
January 22, 2004, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
February 4, 2004, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 5, 2004, read third time, passed. Yeas 93, nays 1.
February 9, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
February 19, 2004, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 24, 2004, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
February 25, 2004
Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1133
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; (04)EH1133.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-8.1-7-9.5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.244-2003,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2004]: 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.
(f) After June 30, 2005, every child in Indiana who enters grade
9 and grade 12 shall be immunized against hepatitis B. However,
a child may not be prevented from enrolling in, attending, or
graduating from high school for the sole reason that the child has
not been immunized under this subsection. Beginning in the
2007-2008 school year, a high school is not required to notify each
parent of a child enrolled to enter grade 9 of the immunization
requirement in this subsection. The exceptions in sections 2 and 2.5
of this chapter apply to this subsection. This subsection expires
July 1, 2008.