2015 Legislature                                          SB 332
    2         An act relating to nursing home facility pneumococcal
    3         vaccination requirements; amending s. 400.141, F.S.;
    4         requiring a resident of a licensed facility to be
    5         assessed for eligibility for pneumococcal vaccination
    6         or revaccination by a specified date and, if
    7         indicated, to be vaccinated or revaccinated by a
    8         specified date; deleting obsolete provisions; making
    9         technical changes; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (t) of subsection (1) of section
   14  400.141, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         400.141 Administration and management of nursing home
   16  facilities.—
   17         (1) Every licensed facility shall comply with all
   18  applicable standards and rules of the agency and shall:
   19         (t) Assess each resident within 5 business days after
   20  admission all residents for eligibility for pneumococcal
   21  polysaccharide vaccination or revaccination. If indicated, the
   22  resident shall be vaccinated or revaccinated (PPV) and vaccinate
   23  residents when indicated within 60 days after admission the
   24  effective date of this act in accordance with the
   25  recommendations of the United States Centers for Disease Control
   26  and Prevention, subject to exemptions for medical
   27  contraindications and religious or personal beliefs. Residents
   28  admitted after the effective date of this act shall be assessed
   29  within 5 working days of admission and, when indicated,
   30  vaccinated within 60 days in accordance with the recommendations
   31  of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
   32  subject to exemptions for medical contraindications and
   33  religious or personal beliefs. Immunization may shall not be
   34  provided to a any resident who provides documentation that he or
   35  she has been immunized as required by this paragraph. This
   36  paragraph does not prohibit A resident may elect to receive from
   37  receiving the immunization from his or her personal physician
   38  and, if such election is made, the if he or she so chooses. A
   39  resident who chooses to receive the immunization from his or her
   40  personal physician shall provide proof of the immunization to
   41  the facility. The agency may adopt and enforce any rules
   42  necessary to comply with or implement this paragraph.
   43         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.