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. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 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.