UPDATE: 4/29/2023 - SB 272 died. It failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services before the session ended on 4/29/2023.
SB 272 was introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services on 1/11/2023. It is sponsored by Senator Tyler Johnson.
The bill prohibits immunization status requirements for individuals or household members who are being evaluated for adoption or foster care. More specifically, SB 272 prohibits licensed child placing agencies from:
- requiring, as a condition for obtaining an adoption, that an individual or a member of the individual's household receive an immunization;
- discriminating against an individual or any member of the individual's household with respect to immunization status or refusing to receive an immunization;
- requires the department of child services to assess certain penalties in certain circumstances; and
- provides that immunization status or the refusal to receive an immunization do not constitute a sufficient basis to deny a foster home license application.
https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2023/bills/senate/272 - text, status, and history of SB 272