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Adds new informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines to children

Location: OR
Title: Adds new informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines to children
Identifier: SB 579
Stance: WATCH
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Died, failed to move forward

Description:

UPDATE 3/27/2017 - SB 579 was removed from the agenda for the hearing on 3/28/2017. https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/SHC/2017-03-28-13-00/Agenda

UPDATE: 3/24/2017 - SB 579 has a hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Health Care on 3/28/2017.

UPDATE: 3/6/2017 - Another bill to address informed consent has been introduced.  While SB 579 was listed as a bill to support, this bill is now a watch.   SB 869 was introduced on 2/28/2017 and referred to the Senate Committee On Health Care on 3/2/2017.  This bill is sponsored by Senator Boquist and the stronger bill concerning informed consent to support at this time. 

UPDATE 1/17/2017: SB 579 was referred to Senate Committee on Health Care on 1/17/2017.

SB 579 was introduced on 1/9/2017 and is sponsored by Senator Tim Knoop.  This bill would require require health care practitioners, before administering vaccinations to a child, to obtain informed consent from parent of child or, if child is emancipated or has reached age of majority, from child.

The informed consent requirement would include:

Provide notice of the benefits and risks of each vaccination; provide a copy of the vaccine information statement most recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for that vaccine; make available for review  the  most  recent edition of the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and provide notice of how to file a petition for a claim pursuant to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, including  the  contact  information necessary  to  file  a  claim.

The Oregon Health Authority shall adopt by rule the form and content of the notices required by the new law on or before May 1, 2018.  The new law would first apply to documents  submitted  to  the administrator of a school or children’s facility during the















2018-2019 school year.