January 23, 2004



DIGEST OF HB 1133 (Updated January 21, 2004 1:45 pm - DI 77)

Citations Affected: IC 20-8.1.

Synopsis: Hepatitis B. Requires every child who enters grade 12 to be immunized against hepatitis B. Allows a child whose parent objects to be exempted from the immunization.

Effective: July 1, 2004.


    January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    January 22, 2004, amended, reported _ Do Pass.

January 23, 2004

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

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

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

SOURCE: IC 20-8.1-7-9.5; (04)HB1133.1.1. -->     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 immunized against:
        (1) diphtheria;
        (2) pertussis (whooping cough);
        (3) tetanus;
        (4) measles;
        (5) rubella;
        (6) poliomyelitis; and
        (7) mumps.
    (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 specifying the:
        (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 immunity;
        (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 12 shall be immunized against hepatitis B. However, in addition to the exceptions under subsection (e)(3), a child is not required to be immunized under this subsection if the child's parent or guardian provides a written objection to the school. This subsection expires July 1, 2010.