as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 02:37pm
A bill for an act
relating to health; removing an exemption from immunizations; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.15, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.15, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(a) If a person is at least seven years old
and has not been immunized against pertussis, the person must not be required to be
immunized against pertussis.
(b) If a person is at least 18 years old and has not completed a series of immunizations
against poliomyelitis, the person must not be required to be immunized against poliomyelitis.
(c) If a statement, signed by a physician, is submitted to the administrator or other person
having general control and supervision of the school or child care facility stating that an
immunization is contraindicated for medical reasons or that laboratory confirmation of the
presence of adequate immunity exists, the immunization specified in the statement need
not be required.
(d) deleted text beginIf a notarized statement signed by the minor child's parent or guardian or by the
emancipated person is submitted to the administrator or other person having general control
and supervision of the school or child care facility stating that the person has not been
immunized as prescribed in subdivision 1 because of the conscientiously held beliefs of the
parent or guardian of the minor child or of the emancipated person, the immunizations
specified in the statement shall not be required. This statement must also be forwarded to
the commissioner of the Department of Health.deleted text enddeleted text begin(e)deleted text end If the person is under 15 months, the
person is not required to be immunized against measles, rubella, or mumps.
deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end If a person is at least five years old and has not been immunized against
haemophilus influenzae type b, the person is not required to be immunized against
haemophilus influenzae type b.
deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end If a person who is not a Minnesota resident enrolls in a Minnesota school online
learning course or program that delivers instruction to the person only by computer and
does not provide any teacher or instructor contact time or require classroom attendance, the
person is not subject to the immunization, statement, and other requirements of this section.