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House Bill 1283


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House Bill 1283

ARCHIVE (2006)

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Epidemic, pandemic, or bioterrorism disease. Requires the state department of health to publish and distribute: (1) forms disclosing the risks and benefits of vaccines and medications against epidemic, pandemic, or bioterrorism diseases; and (2) forms for vaccination and treatment exemption by an adult or a parent or guardian of a child. Requires a health care provider to provide a copy of the appropriate form to the adult or parent or guardian of a child receiving a vaccination or treatment. Requires the quarantine of an individual who has an epidemic, pandemic, or bioterrorism disease in the residence of the individual or in the least restrictive setting. Prohibits a governmental entity from taking control of a legally possessed firearm or weapon during a disaster unless the firearm or weapon is being or has been used to commit a crime. Provides that a civil or criminal penalty may not be imposed on: (1) an adult or a parent or guardian of a child who does not give consent to receive a vaccination or treatment; and (2) an individual for the accidental transmission of a vaccine virus or an epidemic, pandemic, or bioterrorism disease.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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