|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Feb 28, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 10, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2070
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2070 - Details
S2070 - Summary
Directs schools to provide information on meningococcal disease immunization to students and parents of students in seventh grade, and requires such schools to maintain record of responses as to whether such students have received such immunization.
S2070 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2070 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to raising the level of immunity of children against meningococcal disease PURPOSE: Current law requires boarding schools, private and public colleges, and certain summer overnight camps to provide information to students about immunization against meningococcal meningitis, and require students to notify the institution whether they have decided to receive the vaccination. This legislation would clarify that the same educational materials and opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of being vaccinated should apply to all students entering seventh grade. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Consistent with the requirement in current law that boarding schools, colleges and overnight summer camps, distribute written information about meningococcal meningitis and meningitis immunization to all students attending the institution, this legislation would require that the same information be distributed to all students entering the seventh grade. The information that is currently provided, and would be required to be disseminated to all seventh graders, includes: 1) a description of the disease and means of transmission; 2) the benefits, risks and effectiveness of immunization; and 3) the availability and cost of immunization. Additionally, current law requires that the student, parent or guardian, indicate whether the student has received the meningitis
S2070 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2070 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to raising the level of immunity of children against meningococcal disease THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2167 of the public health law, as added by chapter 165 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: S 2167. Immunization against meningococcal meningitis. 1. As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise: a. The term "student" means [a] ANY person WHO IS IN SEVENTH GRADE OR A COMPARABLE AGE LEVEL SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH AN UNASSIGNED GRADE AT A SCHOOL, OR attending an institution and, in the case of a student attending college, "student" means a person who is registered to attend or who attends classes at an institution, who is enrolled for at least six semester hours or the equivalent per semester, or at least four semester hours per quarter. b. The term "institution" means an academy or college, as defined in section two of the education law, or a children's overnight camp as defined in section one thousand three hundred ninety-two of this chap- ter, where the person attending such camp remains overnight for a period of not fewer than seven days. c. The term "immunization" means an adequate dose or doses of an immunizing agent against meningococcal meningitis which meets the stand- ards approved by the United States public health service for such biological products and which is approved by the department under such conditions as may be specified by the public health AND HEALTH PLANNING council. D. THE TERM "SCHOOL" MEANS ANY PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR PAROCHIAL INTERME- DIATE OR SECONDARY SCHOOL. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02573-01-3
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