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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1195

Public Act No. 07-9

AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATION OF INFLUENZA AND PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE VACCINES BY LICENSED HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY STAFF.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On and after October 1, 2007, a nurse who is employed by an agency licensed by the Department of Public Health as a home health care agency or a homemaker-home health aide agency may administer influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines to patients in their homes, after an assessment for contraindications, without a physician's order in accordance with a physician-approved agency policy. For purposes of this section, "nurse" means an advanced practice registered nurse, registered nurse or practical nurse licensed under chapter 378 of the general statutes.

Approved April 26, 2007