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SB 1618: Declarations of a Public Health Emergency

GENERAL BILL by Yarborough

Declarations of a Public Health Emergency; Providing that the administration of vaccines is not included within the meaning of the terms “treat,” “treated,” or “treatment” as they relate to public health emergencies; revising provisions related to the expiration and renewal of declarations of a public health emergency; authorizing an individual to refuse examination, testing, or treatment under a State Health Officer’s order during a public health emergency by submitting a written refusal to the State Health Officer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2023 Senate • Filed
3/9/2023 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules
3/14/2023 Senate • Introduced
5/5/2023 Senate • Died in Health Policy