SB 1089 Requires long-term care facilities to assist employees and volunteers in obtaining an influenza vaccination each year
Sponsor: Onder
LR Number: 6603S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 3/3/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee Journal Page: S507
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1089 - Under this act, each year between October 1 and March 1, each long-term care facility shall assist its health care workers, volunteers, and other employees who have direct contact with residents in obtaining a vaccination for the influenza virus by either offering a vaccination in the facility or providing information as to how he or she may independently obtain a vaccination. Facilities may maintain records for each health care worker, volunteer, and employee who has been offered assistance in obtaining a vaccination against the influenza virus and whether he or she either accepted or declined.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in CCS#2/HCS/SS/SB 608 (2016), HCS/SB 711 (2016), and HB 2616 (2016) and similar to SB 558 (2015).