HB 1133-1_ Filed 01/21/2004, 16:44

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Adopted Rejected







    Your Committee on       Public Health     , to which was referred       House Bill 1133     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SOURCE: IC 20-8.1-7-9.5; (04)AM113301.1. -->     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.
    (Reference is to HB 1133 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.


Representative Brown C

AM113301/DI 77    2004