Authors: Representative Sue Errington
Co-authors: Representative Edward Clere, Representative Cindy Kirchhofer, Representative Robin Shackleford
Requires the state department of health (department) to establish a program to provide information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) to parents, health care providers, and other individuals approved to administer the HPV vaccine and to establish goals and plans to increase the vaccination rate for the HPV infection. Requires the department to prepare an annual report concerning the program. Repeals and relocates the immunization laws from the education laws to the health laws. Requires a school to provide parents of grade 6 students information concerning the HPV infection. (Current law requires the information to be provided to the parents of grade 6 female students.) Adds hepatitis A to the list of school children immunizations. Requires the department to publish a calendar of immunization requirements. Requires the department to provide the department of education with immunization materials, and requires the materials to be distributed to students' parents and guardians. Allows documentation from the state immunization data registry to be used as proof of the student's immunization status. Requires a health care provider who administers an immunization to enter the information into the state immunization registry. Requires a school corporation to ensure that immunization information is complete in the state immunization registry not later than the first Friday in February. Makes conforming changes.