(BR 1338) - D. Watkins,
R. Palumbo, C. Rollins
II, K. Stein
relating to cervical cancer immunizations.
Amend KRS 214.036 to require exceptions to
immunization against the human papillomavirus for children whose parents
exercise their right to withhold consent for any reason; establish that
parents do not have to submit a written sworn statement as required for
other immunization exceptions; amend KRS 214.034 to require immunization
against the human papillomavirus for all middle school female students;
amend KRS 158.035 to require certification of immunization against the
human papillomavirus for school enrollment.
HB 345 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Amend KRS 214.036 to specify that parental
consent for immunization against human papillomavirus may be withheld for
any reason and does not require a written sworn statement; require forms
for exemption from immunization requirements to be available at schools and
child-care centers and other licensed facilities that care for children;
amend KRS 214.034 to specify that unless parental consent is withheld or a
physician states that immunization would be injurious to a child, all
children are required to be immunized against certain diseases, including
human papillomavirus; amend KRS 158.035 to delete the listing of specific
diseases and require immunizations in accordance with existing law.
HFA (1, A.
Wuchner) - Delete original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 158.297 to
include the human papillomavirus and its vaccine; create a new section of
KRS Chapter 214 to require the Department for Public Health to recommend
that all middle school female students and their parents or guardians
consider voluntary vaccination with the human papillomavirus vaccine after
consultation with their health care providers; require the department to
develop a public awareness, education, and prevention program on HPV;
require the department to report on the program by December 1, 2007, and
every 6 months thereafter.
HFA (2, D.
Floyd) - Retain original language; amend KRS 214.034 to encourage rather
than require all parents, guardians, and other persons having care,
custody, or control of any child to have the child immunized against
communicable diseases, including human papillomavirus, in accordance with
immunization schedules established by the Cabinet for Health and Family
Services; permit the cabinet to add recommended immunizations rather than
authorize the cabinet to require additional immunizations by promulgation
of administrative regulations.
HFA (3, A.
Wuchner) - Retain original provisions of the bill, except to delete the
human papillomavirus vaccine from required vaccinations for school
attendance; add a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to require the Department
for Public Health to recommend that all middle school female students and
their parents or guardians consider voluntary vaccination after
consultation with their health care providers, in concurrence with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of
Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the Advisory Committee on
Immunization Practices, the National Network for Immunization Information,
and the American College of Pediatricians, who have not taken a position of
formally requiring mandatory vaccination for school attendance; require the
department to develop a public awareness, education, and prevention program
on HPV; require the department to report on the program by December 1,
2007, and every 6 months thereafter.
HFA (4/Title, D.
Floyd) - Make title amendment.
7-introduced in House
Feb 8-to Health and Welfare (H)
Feb 9-posted in committee
Feb 14-floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to
Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for
passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 20, 2007;
floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 20-floor amendment (4-title) filed
Feb 22-3rd reading; floor amendment (2) ruled
not germane ; floor amendment (3) rejected ; passed 59-39 with Committee
Feb 23-received in Senate
Mar 1-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)