Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements

Last updated: Feb 17, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Ryan Tipping, House 123
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 798

Position:

Support.

Summary:

Current law allows exemptions from immunization requirements based on religious or philosophical beliefs for students in elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary schools and employees of nursery schools and health care facilities. This bill removes those exemptions. The bill also directs the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to remove any immunization exemptions based on religious or philosophical beliefs from their rules and requires the Department of Education to adopt rules allowing a student who is covered by an individualized education plan and has elected a philosophical or religious exemption from immunization requirements to continue to attend school under the existing exemption as long as an appropriate medical professional provides a statement that the medical professional has provided information on the risks and benefits associated with the choice to immunize.