February 22, 2002





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 509

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DIGEST OF SB 509 (Updated February 21, 2002 8:43 AM - DI 107)



Citations Affected: IC 12-7; IC 12-17.2.

Synopsis: Child care immunization records. Requires a child care provider who is licensed or who receives child care and development fund reimbursement to maintain documentation concerning age appropriate immunization status of children in the provider's care.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Lawson C
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ CRAWFORD, BUDAK)




    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    January 29, 2002, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 1, 2002, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    February 5, 2002, read third time, passed. Yeas 48, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 11, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Human Affairs.
    February 21, 2002, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






February 22, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 509



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

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

    SECTION 1. IC 12-7-2-102.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 102.5. "Health care professional", for purposes of IC 12-17.2, means:
        (1) a licensed physician; or
        (2) an advanced practice nurse.

    SECTION 2. IC 12-17.2-3.5-11.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 11.1. (a) After December 31, 2002, a provider shall maintain and annually update documentation provided by the health care professional of each child who is cared for in a facility where the provider provides child care that the child has received complete age appropriate immunizations, including:
        (1) conjugated pneumococcal vaccine; and
        (2) varicella vaccine or a demonstrated immunity to varicella.
The state department of health shall determine for each age level

the immunizations that constitute complete age appropriate immunizations.
    (b) A provider meets the requirement of subsection (a) if:
        (1) a child's parent:
            (A) objects to immunizations for religious reasons; and
            (B) provides documentation of the parent's objection; or
        (2) the child's health care professional provides documentation of a medical reason the child should not be immunized;
and the provider maintains and annually updates the documentation provided by the parent or health care professional under this subsection.

    SECTION 3. IC 12-17.2-4-18.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 18.1. (a) After December 31, 2002, a licensee shall maintain and annually update documentation provided by the health care professional of each child who is cared for in a child care center where the licensee provides child care that the child has received complete age appropriate immunizations, including:
        (1) conjugated pneumococcal vaccine; and
        (2) varicella vaccine or a demonstrated immunity to varicella.
The state department of health shall determine for each age level the immunizations that constitute complete age appropriate immunizations.
    (b) A licensee meets the requirement of subsection (a) if:
        (1) a child's parent:
            (A) objects to immunizations for religious reasons; and
            (B) provides documentation of the parent's objection; or
        (2) the child's health care professional provides documentation of a medical reason the child should not be immunized;
and the licensee maintains and annually updates the documentation provided by the parent or physician under this subsection.

    SECTION 4. IC 12-17.2-5-18.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 18.1. (a) After December 31, 2002, a licensee shall maintain and annually update documentation provided by the health care professional of each child who is cared for in a child care home where the licensee provides child care that the child has received complete age appropriate immunizations,

including:
        (1) conjugated pneumococcal vaccine; and
        (2) varicella vaccine or a demonstrated immunity to varicella.
The state department of health shall determine for each age level the immunizations that constitute complete age appropriate immunizations.
    (b) A licensee meets the requirement of subsection (a) if:
        (1) a child's parent:
            (A) objects to immunizations for religious reasons; and
            (B) provides documentation of the parent's objection; or
        (2) the child's health care professional provides documentation of a medical reason the child should not be immunized;
and the licensee maintains and annually updates the documentation provided by the parent or health care professional under this subsection.