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Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to children 12 years or older

Location: KS
Title: Allows pharmacists to administer any vaccine to children 12 years or older
Identifier: HB 2030
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Enacted, effective July 1, 2017

Description:

UPDATE: 5/10/2017 - HB 2030 was signed by the governor on 4/12/2017 and is effective on 7/1/2017. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/hb2030_enrolled.pdf - final version

UPDATE: 4/5/2017 HB 2030 passed the full senate on 3/28/2017 and the house concurred with the amendments on 4/3/2017.  

UPDATE: 3/24/2017 - HB 2030 was reported out of the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare on 3/23/2017.  The amendment allows individuals or parents to object to having a vaccine record put into the vaccine tracking system, however the issue of parental consent for administering vaccines to minors has not been clarified.  http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/cr_2017_hb2030_s_1619.pdf - amendment to HB 2030

UPDATE: 3/23/2017 - HB 2030 had a hearing in the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare on 3/15/2017.  The bill has not had a vote or moved out of the committee as of 3/23/2017.  The Kansas Legislative Session ends on April 7, 2017.  Continue to express your concerns about minor consent to the committee members. 

UPDATE: 3/9/2017 - HB 2030 as amended by the house is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare on March 15, 2017, 09:30 AM Room 118-N.  The amended version allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccines to children 6 and older and any vaccine to a person 12 years and older. Nothing in current law, rules or the amended version of this bill requires informed written consent from the parent or guardian. 

UPDATE 2/16/2017: HB 2030 was referred to the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare on 2/15/2017.

UPDATE 2/15/2017: HB 2030 passed the full House on 2/14/2017 with 120 in favor and 2 opposed.  You can read more information on who testified in support and opposition here - http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/supp_note_hb2030_01_0000.pdf

UPDATE 2/1/2017: HB 2030 passed the House Committee on Health and Human Services on 1/31/2017.

HB 2030 was introduced on 1/11/2017 and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.  

This bill is sponsored by Committee on Health and Human Services and is scheduled for a hearing in that committee on 1/23/2017 at 1:30 PM in room 546-S, with final action by the committee scheduled for 1/26/2017  http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_h_hhs_1/documents/agenda/weekly/20170129.pdf - agenda

This bill would allow a pharmacist or pharmacy student or intern to administer any vaccine to children 6 years old or older.   Current law only allows them to administer flu vaccine to children 6 or older.

Nothing in current law, rules or this bill requires informed written consent from the parent or guardian. 

https://www.pharmacy.ks.gov/docs/default-source/statues-regulations/full-version-pdf.pdf?sfvrsn=0 - see pages 43 and 44

http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/hb2030/ - text, status and history