Citations Affected: IC 20-34.
Synopsis: Immunization for school age girls. Requires a school to: (1)
provide information to each parent of a female child entering grade 6
concerning the link between cervical cancer and the human
papillomavirus (HPV) infection and of the availability of an
immunization; (2) collect written statements from the parent indicating
whether the child received the immunization; and (3) file a written
report with the state department of health (state department) stating the
number of required female students who have received the
immunization and the number of female students who have not
received the immunization. Requires the state department to provide a
school with the information on cervical cancer and HPV and prescribe
the format for the written statement.
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
February 1, 2007, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 8, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
against the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is available.
(c) The state department of health shall provide a school described in subsection (b) with the information concerning cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection required in subsection (b). The information must include the following:
(1) The latest scientific information on the immunization against the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the immunization's effectiveness against causes of cervical cancer.
(2) That a pap smear is still critical for the detection of precancerous changes in the cervix to allow for treatment before cervical cancer develops.
(3) Information concerning the means in which the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is contracted.
(4) A statement that any questions or concerns concerning immunizing the child against human papillomavirus (HPV) could be answered by contacting a health care provider.
(d) The state department of health shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to implement this section.
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.