HB 345/FN (BR 1338) - D. Watkins, T. Burch, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, R. Palumbo, C. Rollins II, K. Stein
AN ACT 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.
Feb 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 Substitute
Feb 23-received in Senate
Mar 1-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)