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HF 1243

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/06/2021 12:53pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to health; requiring consent for vaccination; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, section 12.39, by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 12.39, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Consent required. new text end

new text begin No vaccine shall be administered under this section unless
the individual receiving the vaccine gives written consent to the vaccination. For a child or
an individual who is not able to give consent, the parent or legal guardian shall first give
written consent prior to the administration of a vaccine. The requirement for written consent
applies during a state of emergency, including peacetime emergency. No government official
or agent of government shall attempt to coerce or compel an individual to consent to
vaccination by means of withholding a government benefit such as a stimulus check, MFIP,
general assistance, supplemental aid, health care programs, diversionary work programs,
unemployment compensation, student loans, or any other form of government assistance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end