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Requires posting of immunization rates by schools

Location: VA
Title: Requires posting of immunization rates by schools
Identifier: SB 1028
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Died, session ended 4/5/2017

Description:

UPDATE 1/19/2017

Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)

UPDATE 1/15/2017

Last week, we sent out an alert on SB 1028 which requires schools to publicly post vaccine exemption rates.  Your calls and letters had an effect since it was not brought up in the hearing as scheduled. We should have more information on it at the end of this week after the next committee hearing.

UPDATE 1/11/2017

SB 1028 was scheduled for a hearing on 1/12/2017. Committee docket posted here:

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+doc+S0410112.

 

SB 1028

SB 1028 was prefiled on 1/4/2017 to be offered on 1/11/2017.  This bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health and is sponsored by Senator Siobhan S. Dunnavant

This bill would require reports that are currently filed with local health departments concerning vaccination rates of students admitted to schools be posted by the school or made available to parents. 

See new law to be added in italics: 

Within 30 calendar days after the beginning of each school year or entrance of a student, each admitting official shall file a report with the local health department. The report shall be filed on forms prepared by the State Department of Health and shall state the number of students admitted to school with documentary proof of immunization, the number of students who have been admitted with a medical or religious exemption and the number of students who have been conditionally admitted, including those students who are homeless children or youths as defined in subdivision A 6 of § 22.1-3. A copy of such report shall be posted on the individual school's website, if any, and for public schools, on the local school division's website. If an individual school does not have a website, then a hard copy of such report shall be made available to parents.

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=171&typ=bil&val=SB1028 - text, status and history for SB 1028