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Mandates meningitis vaccines for college students

Location: IN
Title: Mandates meningitis vaccines for college students
Identifier: HB 1069
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Enacted; Public Act: 130; Effective: 7/1/2017

Description:

UPDATE: 5/1/2017 - HB 1069 was signed by the governor on 4/24/2017. Enacted; Public Act: 130; Effective: 7/1/2017

UPDATE: 4/12/2017 - HB 1069 House concurred in Senate amendments on 4/11/2017.

UPDATE: 3/23/2107 - HB 1069 was returned to the House with amendments by the Senate on 3/15/2017.

UPDATE: 3/15/2017 - HB 1069 passed the full Senate on 3/14/2017.

UPDATE: 3/9/2017 - HB 1069 was amended and passed by the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services.  The implementation date was pushed out to first academic term following July 1, 2018.

UPDATE: 2/21/2017 - HB 1069 was referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services. 

UPDATE 1/31/2017: HB 1069  passed the full house on 1/31/2017

UPDATE 1/24/2017: HB 1069 House Committee on Public Health report: amend do pass on 1/23/2017.

HB 1069 was introduced on 1/4/2017 and referred to the House Committee on Public Health.  This bill is sponsored by Rep. Bacon.  

This bill would mandate meningitis vaccines for college students in accordance with the recommendations established by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Current law requires college students to be provided information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of vaccination. Current law also allows for exemptions for religious beliefs. 

Current Exemption Law:

IC 21-40-5-6 Religious objections Sec. 6. (a) Except as otherwise provided, a student may not be required to undergo testing, examination, immunization, or treatment required under this chapter when the student objects on religious grounds. (b) A religious objection does not exempt a student from testing, examination, immunization, or treatment required under this chapter unless the request for an exemption is: (1) made in writing; (2) signed by the student; and (3) delivered to the individual who might order a test, an examination, an immunization, or a treatment absent the religious objection. As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.281. http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/indiana.aspx

https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/house/1069#document-4bd83f99 - text, status and history for HB 1069