SENATE BILL No. 327
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.
January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
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
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
(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) 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
(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)
(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
(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.