Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 356
       By Senator Rodriguez
       37-00909-19                                            2019356__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to school health immunizations;
    3         providing a short title; amending s. 1003.22, F.S.;
    4         revising child immunization requirements to include a
    5         vaccine for human papillomavirus; providing an
    6         effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. This act shall be cited as the “Women’s Cancer
   11  Prevention Act.”
   12         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 1003.22, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         1003.22 School-entry health examinations; immunization
   15  against communicable diseases; exemptions; duties of Department
   16  of Health.—
   17         (3) The Department of Health may adopt rules necessary to
   18  administer and enforce this section. The Department of Health,
   19  after consultation with the Department of Education, shall adopt
   20  rules governing the immunization of children against, the
   21  testing for, and the control of preventable communicable
   22  diseases. The rules must include procedures for exempting a
   23  child from immunization requirements. Immunizations shall be
   24  required for poliomyelitis, diphtheria, rubeola, rubella,
   25  pertussis, mumps, tetanus, human papillomavirus, and other
   26  communicable diseases as determined by rules of the Department
   27  of Health. The manner and frequency of administration of the
   28  immunization or testing shall conform to recognized standards of
   29  medical practice. The Department of Health shall supervise and
   30  secure the enforcement of the required immunization.
   31  Immunizations required by this section shall be available at no
   32  cost from the county health departments.
   33         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.