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ADDS additional informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines

Location: TX
Title: ADDS additional informed consent requirements for health care providers administering vaccines
Identifier: HB 1029/SB 479
Stance: SUPPORT
Action Required: None
Status: HB 1029 and SB 479 Died without hearings

Description:

UPDATE: 3/7/2017 - HB 1029 was referred to the House Public Health Committee on 3/6/2017.  SB 479, the companion bill, was referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/6/2017. 

HB 1029 was introduced on 1/13/2017 and is sponsored by Rep. Bill Zedler.  

This bill would require a health care provider who administers a vaccine to a child to obtain informed consent from the person authorized to consent to the vaccination.  Information given by the health care provider shall included information regarding:

(1)  the benefits and risks of immunization, including any vaccine information statement required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. Section 300aa-1 et seq.);

(3)  the vaccine excipient and media summary published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for each immunization to be administered.

In addition to existing law that requires:

(2)  the procedures available under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. Section 300aa-1 et seq.) to seek possible recovery for unreimbursed expenses for certain injuries arising out of the administration of certain vaccines







 http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HB1029 - text, status and history