SB 117 - This act requires that all employees and volunteers of certain inspected health care facilities receive an influenza vaccination every year, three months prior to the flu season. Employees or volunteers beginning work during the flu season shall be vaccinated within two weeks of commencing work. The Department of Health and Senior Services shall not be required to pay for these vaccinations. Exemptions may be granted in specified situations.
The Department may conduct vaccination inspections during any other inspection of the facility. Inspected facilities not in compliance will have an opportunity to be reinspected within three months of the initial inspection. Failure to comply at that time will result in a fine which shall be applied to the costs of inspections and flu prevention education.
The provisions of this act shall be terminated on August 28, 2023, unless reauthorized.
This act is substantially similar to SB 819 (2016), SB 329 (2015), and HB 1963 (2014).