SB 748 Requires certain individuals to receive the meningococcal vaccine
Sponsor: Walsh
LR Number: 4719S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 3/6/2014 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee (4719S.03C) Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SCS/SB 748 - Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, each student attending a public institution of higher education who lives in on-campus housing must receive the meningococcal vaccine unless he or she has a medical or religious exemption. The Department of Higher Education must oversee, supervise, and enforce this requirement and may promulgate rules. The Department of Higher Education may consult with the Department of Health and Senior Services. This act contains a delayed effective date of July 1, 2015.

This act is similar to HB 1590 (2014), SB 421 (2013), a provision contained in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 716 (2014) and CCS/HCS/SS#2/SB 754 (2014).

MICHAEL RUFF