SB 1175 Requires certain elder care facilities to provide influenza and pneumonia immunizations to elderly residents
LR Number:4681S.02I Fiscal Note:4681-02
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:04/24/02 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Journal page:
Committee (4681S.03C)
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SCS/SB 1175 - This act requires certain elder care facilities to provide immunizations for influenza and pneumonia to their residents 65 years of age or older. A new Section 198.074 is created to require long term care facilities, adult day care facilities, and residential care facilities I and II to provide such immunizations annually or upon admission. Written consent must be obtained from the resident and his or her physician. The Department must develop rules for documenting compliance, including the documentation of residents who refuse the immunization. The Department may not impose a violation on a facility for not making an immunization available if a shortage exists.