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House Bill No. 6373

Public Act No. 03-13

AN ACT CONCERNING PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION AGAINST MEASLES AND RUBELLA.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 10a-155 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2003):

(a) Each institution of higher education shall require each full-time or matriculating student born after December 31, 1956, to provide proof of adequate immunization against measles and rubella before permitting such student to enroll in such institution. Any such student who (1) presents a certificate from a physician stating that in the opinion of such physician such immunization is medically contraindicated, (2) provides a statement that such immunization would be contrary to his religious beliefs, (3) presents a certificate from a physician, or from the director of health in the student's present or previous town of residence, stating that the student has had a confirmed case of such disease, [or] (4) is enrolled exclusively in a program for which students do not congregate on campus for classes or to participate in institutional-sponsored events, such as students enrolled in distance learning programs for individualized home study or programs conducted entirely through electronic media in a setting without other students present, or (5) graduated from a public or nonpublic high school in this state in 1999 or later and was not exempt from the measles and rubella vaccination requirement pursuant to subdivision (2) or (3) of subsection (a) of section 10-204a shall be exempt from the appropriate provisions of this section.

Approved April 29, 2003