Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 327

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-34-4.

Synopsis: Immunization for school age girls. Requires female students who are entering grade 6 beginning in the 2008-2009 school year to be immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection to help prevent cervical cancer. Requires a school to file a written report with the state department of health stating the number of required female students who have received the immunization and the number of female students who have not received the immunization.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





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    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 327



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

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

SOURCE: IC 20-34-4-2; (07)IN0327.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-34-4-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 18, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 2. (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) Beginning in the 2008-2009 school year, to help prevent cervical cancer, every female child residing in Indiana who enters grade 6 shall be immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. However, a student may not be prevented from enrolling

in, attending, or graduating from school for the sole reason that the student has not been immunized under this subsection.
    (c) (d) 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) (e) 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.

SOURCE: IC 20-34-4-6; (07)IN0327.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-34-4-6, AS ADDED BY P.L.231-2005, SECTION 45, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. (a) Not later than sixty (60) days after the enrollment of students for the first time and when additional immunizations are required by statute or rule, each school shall file a written report with the state department of health and the local health department having jurisdiction. The report must include the following:
        (1) A statement of the number of students who have demonstrated immunity against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, rubella, poliomyelitis, mumps, and hepatitis B.
        (2) A statement of the number of students who have not demonstrated immunity against the illnesses listed in subdivision (1).
        (3) A statement of the number of students who have been found positive for sickle cell anemia or lead poisoning.
         (4) Beginning in the 2008-2009 school year, a statement of the number of required female students who:
            (A) have; and

            (B) have not;
         been immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
    (b) The state department of health and the local health department shall, for good cause shown that there exists a substantial threat to the health and safety of a student or the school community, be able to validate immunization reports by onsite reviews or examinations of nonidentifying immunization record data. This section does not independently authorize the state department of health, a local department of health, or an agent of the state department of health or local department of health to have access to identifying medical or academic record data of individual students attending nonaccredited

nonpublic schools.
    (c) A school shall file a report for each student who enrolls after the filing of the report for students who enrolled at the beginning of the school year. The state department of health has exclusive power to adopt rules for the administration of this section.