Senate Bill S1945

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory influenza vaccine for persons attending daycare

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S1945 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2164, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8633
2017-2018: S6346, A1230
2019-2020: S2276, A2316
2021-2022: S45, A2240

2023-S1945 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Mandates influenza vaccine for children attending licensed daycare.

2023-S1945 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1945 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 17, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  KRUEGER -- 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 mandatory influen-
   za vaccine for persons attending daycare
   Section  1. Section 2164 of the public health law, as amended by chap-
 ter 401 of the laws of 2015, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter  35  of
 the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   §   2164.  Definitions;  immunization  against  poliomyelitis,  mumps,
 measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae  type  b
 (Hib),  pertussis, tetanus, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease,
 INFLUENZA VIRUS, and hepatitis B. 1. As used in this section, unless the
 context requires otherwise:
   a. The term "school" means and includes any public, private  or  paro-
 chial child caring center, day nursery, day care agency, nursery school,
 kindergarten, elementary, intermediate or secondary school.
   b. The term "child" shall mean and include any person between the ages
 of two months and eighteen years.
   c.  The  term  "person in parental relation to a child" shall mean and
 include his  father  or  mother,  by  birth  or  adoption,  his  legally
 appointed  guardian, or his custodian. A person shall be regarded as the
 custodian of a child if he has assumed the charge and care of the  child
 because  the  parents  or  legally  appointed guardian of the minor have
 died, are imprisoned, are mentally ill, or have  been  committed  to  an
 institution,  or  because  they have abandoned or deserted such child or
 are living outside the state or their whereabouts are unknown,  or  have
 designated the person pursuant to title fifteen-A of article five of the
 general obligations law as a person in parental relation to the child.
   d.  The term "health practitioner" shall mean any person authorized by
 law to administer an immunization.

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


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