senate Bill S3934

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "philosophical exemption to immunizations act"

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Feb 27, 2013 referred to health

S3934 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6359
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2164 & 2165, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1331
2009-2010: S2337

S3934 - Summary

Enacts the "philosophical exemption to immunizations act" in order to establish an exemption to mandatory immunizations.

S3934 - Sponsor Memo

S3934 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3934

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  enacting  the
  "philosophical exemption to immunizations act"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "philosoph-
ical exemption to immunizations act".
  S 2. Subdivision 6 of section  2164  of  the  public  health  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  189  of  the  laws  of 2006, is amended to read as
follows:
  6. In the event that a person in parental relation to  a  child  makes
application  for  admission  of  such  child  to a school or has a child
attending school and there exists no  certificate  or  other  acceptable
evidence  of  the  child's  immunization  against  poliomyelitis, mumps,
measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B,  pertussis,  teta-
nus,  and,  where  applicable,  Haemophilus  influenzae type b (Hib) and
pneumococcal disease, the principal, teacher, owner or person in  charge
of  the  school  shall  inform  such person of the necessity to have the
child immunized, that such  immunization  may  be  administered  by  any
health  practitioner,  or that the child may be immunized without charge
by the health officer in the county where the  child  resides,  if  such
person  executes  a  consent  therefor  AND  PROVIDE A FORM CITING OTHER
OPTIONS OF COMPLIANCE AS NOTED IN THIS SECTION.  In the event that  such
person  does  not wish to select a health practitioner to administer the
immunization, [he or she shall  be  provided  with  a  form  which]  THE
PROVIDED FORM shall give notice that as a prerequisite to processing the
application for admission to, or for continued attendance at, the school
such person shall state a valid reason for withholding consent, OR CHECK
A FIXED STATEMENT PRE-PRINTED ON THE FORM INDICATING HIS OR HER PERSONAL
OBJECTION  TO  IMMUNIZATIONS,  MEDICAL TESTING AND TREATMENTS or consent

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07336-01-3

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