SB 1005
Modifies the law relating to meningococcal vaccines for students enrolled at public institutions of higher education
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Last Action:
5/13/2016 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 1005-Walsh
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SB 1005 - Under current law, every public institution of higher education in Missouri must require all students residing in on-campus housing to have received the meningococcal vaccine, unless an exemption applies. This act would require all such students to have received the vaccine not more than 5 years prior to enrollment and in accordance with the latest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, this act defines "on-campus" housing as including any fraternity or sorority residence, privately owned or not, on or near the campus of a public institution of higher education.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in CCS#2/HCS/SS/SB 608 (2016), CCS/HCS/SB 635 (2016), HCS/SB 711 (2016), HCS/SB 941 (2016), and HB 2616 (2016).