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HB20-1239

Consumer Protections Concerning Vaccinations

Concerning measures to protect consumers regarding vaccinations, and, in connection therewith, enacting the "Vaccine Consumer Protection Act", which requires the dissemination of vaccination information to patients, the completion of a vaccination contraindication checklist, and the reporting of adverse vaccine reactions; prohibits the recommendation or administration of a vaccine to a minor without the consent of the minor's parent or guardian; prohibits certain actions against persons who delay or decline vaccinations; authorizes the assessment of fines; and requires the department of public health and environment to post information about the rights, duties, and penalties specified in the act on its website.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill creates the "Vaccine Consumer Protection Act" (Act), which Act:

  • Requires health care providers and health care facilities to provide vaccine information to patients;
  • Requires health care providers and health care facilities that recommend or administer a vaccine to a patient to ensure that the patient or the patient's parent or guardian completes a vaccination contraindication checklist created by the state board of health;
  • Requires health care providers and health care facilities to report vaccine adverse events to the federal vaccine adverse event reporting system;
  • Prohibits health care providers and health care facilities from recommending or administering a vaccine to a patient who is under 18 years of age without the consent of the patient's parent or guardian;
  • Prohibits health care providers, health care facilities, health insurers, and schools from treating people who delay or decline vaccinations differently than people who have received vaccinations;
  • Authorizes the assessment of fines for violations of the Act; and
  • Requires the department of public health and environment to post specific vaccine information on its website.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
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