2nd Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/16/2018 01:15pm
A bill for an act
relating to public health; requiring employees of hotels and motels to receive
training on identifying activities associated with sex trafficking; modifying
children's immunization provisions; requiring an autism spectrum disorder task
force plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 121A.15, subdivisions 3,
3a; 135A.14, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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) If 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.
(e) If the person is under 15 months, the person is not required to be immunized against
measles, rubella, or mumps.
(f) 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
(g) 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.
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 121A.15, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
(a) This paragraph applies to any written information
about immunization requirements for enrollment in a school or child care facility that:
(1) is provided to a person to be immunized or enrolling or enrolled in a school or child
care facility, or to the person's parent or guardian if the person is under 18 years of age and
not emancipated; and
(2) is provided by the Department of Health; the Department of Education; the
Department of Human Services; an immunization provider; or a school or child care facility.
Such written information must describe the exemptions from immunizations permitted under
subdivision 3, paragraphs (c) and (d). The information on exemptions from
immunizations provided according to this paragraph must be in a font size at least equal to
the font size of the immunization requirements, in the same font style as the immunization
requirements, and on the same page of the written document as the immunization
(b) Before immunizing a person, an immunization provider must provide the person, or
the person's parent or guardian if the person is under 18 years of age and not emancipated,
with the following information in writing:
(1) a list of the immunizations required for enrollment in a school or child care facility;
(2) a description of the exemptions from immunizations permitted under subdivision 3,
paragraphs (c) and (d);
(3) a list of additional immunizations currently recommended by the commissioner; and
(4) in accordance with federal law, a copy of the vaccine information sheet from the
federal Department of Health and Human Services that lists possible adverse reactions to
the immunization to be provided.
(c) The commissioner will continue the educational campaign to providers and hospitals
on vaccine safety including, but not limited to, information on the vaccine adverse events
reporting system (VAERS), the federal vaccine information statements (VIS), and medical
precautions and contraindications to immunizations.
(d) The commissioner will encourage providers to provide the vaccine information
statements at multiple visits and in anticipation of subsequent immunizations.
(e) The commissioner will encourage providers to use existing screening for immunization
precautions and contraindication materials and make proper use of the vaccine adverse
events reporting system (VAERS).
(f) In consultation with groups and people identified in subdivision 12, paragraph (a),
clause (1), the commissioner will continue to develop and make available patient education
materials on immunizations including, but not limited to, contraindications and precautions
(g) The commissioner will encourage health care providers to use thimerosal-free vaccines
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 135A.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(a) An immunization listed in subdivision
2 is not required if the student submits to the administrator a statement signed by a physician
(1) that, for medical reasons, the student did not receive an immunization;
(2) that the student has experienced the natural disease against which the immunization
(3) that a laboratory has confirmed the presence of adequate immunity.
(b) If the student submits a notarized statement that the student has not been immunized
as required in subdivision 2 because of the student's conscientiously held beliefs, the
immunizations described in subdivision 2 are not required. The institution shall forward
this statement to the commissioner of health.