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Eliminates the requirement that hospitals administer hepatitis b vaccine to newborns

Location: MS
Title: Eliminates the requirement that hospitals administer hepatitis b vaccine to newborns
Identifier: HB 1068
Stance: SUPPORT
Action Required: Contact members of the Public Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to support HB 1068
Status: Died in Committee on 1/31/2017

Description:

UPDATE 2/1/2017: HB 1068 died in Committee on 1/31/2017.

HB 1068 was introduced on 1/24/2017 and referred to the Public Health and Human Services Committee.  This bill is sponsored by Rep. Currie . 

This bill would enact the following new law:

Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the State Department of Health shall not require health care providers or health care facilities to administer vaccinations for Hepatitis B to all newborns at birth or before discharge from the hospital, and a health care provider or health care facility shall not administer a vaccination for Hepatitis B to a newborn at birth or before discharge from the hospital unless the parent or parents of the newborn request the administration of the vaccine to the newborn. 

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HB/HB1068.xml - text, status and history