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SB 402: 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; 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; deleting the State Health Officer’s authority to use any means necessary to treat an individual under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 1/9/2024 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/9/2023 Senate • Filed
11/28/2023 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced