Substitute House Bill No. 5675

Public Act No. 01-93

AN ACT CONCERNING MENINGITIS INFORMATION AND VACCINATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) (a) For the 2002-2003 school year, and each school year thereafter, each public or private college or university in this state shall require that each student who resides in on-campus housing be vaccinated against meningitis as a condition of such residence. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any such student who (1) presents a certificate from a physician stating that, in the opinion of such physician, such vaccination is medically contraindicated because of the physical condition of such student, or (2) presents a statement that such vaccination would be contrary to the religious beliefs of such student.

(b) For the 2002-2003 school year, and each school year thereafter, each public or private college or university in this state shall (1) provide information about meningitis to all prospective students prior to their matriculation and include with that information notice of the availability and benefits of a meningitis vaccine, and (2) develop procedures for receiving and keeping a record of student vaccination status.

Approved June 6, 2001