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Requires health care providers be vaccinated for flu

Location: CT
Title: Requires health care providers be vaccinated for flu
Identifier: HB 5448
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Failed to move forward, died

Description:

UPDATE: 6/8/2015 - HB 5448 ailed to move forward and died. 

UPDATE: 3/22/2015 - HB 5448 is still in the Public Health Committee. Testimony given in support and opposition to HB 5448 is available here - http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CommDocTmyBillAllComm.asp?bill=HB-05448&doc_year=2015 

The Public Health Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 1D of the LOB.  The Committee is accepting electronic testimony via email at phctestimony@cga.ct.gov.  Please submit electronic testimony in Word or PDF format no later than 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  If you are unable to submit electronic testimony, please submit 10 copies of written testimony no later than 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Room 3000 of the LOB.  Please submit separate testimony for each bill.  Testimony submitted after the deadline will not be available until after the hearing.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 11:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB.  The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin.  Unofficial sign-up sheet sheets have no standing with the Committee.

SUBJECT MATTER:  Public Health Related Bills

*Proposed H.B. No. 5448 AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA.  



http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABulletin/Bulletin.asp - for a full list of bills on the agenda, scroll down about 1/2 way in this bulletin

HB 5448 was introduced on 1/15/2015 and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health.  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Dan Carter. The would require health care providers to be vaccinated with flu vaccine by adding the following new law:

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:



That tile 19a of the general statutes be amended to require health care providers to be vaccinated against influenza. 


Statement of Purpose:


To require health care providers to be vaccinated against influenza.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2015&bill_num=HB5448 - status and history for HB 5448