HOUSE BILL No. 4104

 

January 23, 2007, Introduced by Reps. Meadows, Bieda, Vagnozzi, Alma Smith and Leland and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

 

"The revised school code,"

 

by amending section 1177 (MCL 380.1177), as amended by 2000 PA 91.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1177. (1) A The parent or legal guardian of a child

 

enrolling in a public or nonpublic school for the first time or  ,

 

beginning in the 2002-2003 school year, enrolling in grade 6 for

 

the first time shall submit 1 of the following:

 

     (a) A statement signed by a physician that the child has been

 

tested for and immunized or protected against diseases specified by

 

the director of the department of community health.

 

     (b) A statement signed by a parent or guardian to the effect

 

that the child has not been immunized because of religious


 

convictions or other objection to immunization.

 

     (c) A statement signed by a physician that certifies that the

 

child is in the process of complying with all immunization

 

requirements.

 

     (2) In addition, the The parent or guardian of each child

 

enrolling in kindergarten for the first time shall submit a

 

statement signed by a district, county, or city health department

 

director stating that the child has been administered the

 

department of community health preschool vision screening test, or

 

signed by a licensed medical or osteopathic physician or a licensed

 

optometrist stating that the child's eyes have been examined during

 

the preschool years after age 3 and before initial entrance

 

enrollment in kindergarten. A vision test is not required if there

 

is a statement signed by a parent or guardian to the effect that

 

the child cannot be submitted to the test tested because of

 

religious convictions.

 

     (3) Beginning with the 2008 school year, the parent or legal

 

guardian of a female child enrolling in grade 6 for the first time

 

in a public or nonpublic school shall submit to school officials 1

 

of the following:

 

     (a) A statement signed by a physician that the child has

 

received the human papillomavirus vaccine.

 

     (b) A statement signed by the child's parent or guardian to

 

the effect that the parent or legal guardian has received the

 

information on the connection between the human papillomavirus and

 

cervical cancer, as required under section 9205b of the public

 

health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.9205b, and that the parent or


 

legal guardian has elected for the child to not receive the human

 

papillomavirus vaccine.

 

     (4) (3) Not later than November 1 of each year, the

 

administrator of each school shall provide the director of the

 

department of community health with the immunization status of each

 

pupil in grades K through 12 who enrolled in the school for the

 

first time, or , beginning in the 2002-2003 school year, enrolled

 

in grade 6 in the school for the first time, between the

 

immediately preceding January 1 and the immediately preceding

 

September 30, as well as a vision report of each child entering

 

kindergarten during that time period. This information shall be

 

transmitted through the approved local full-time health department,

 

if available, and shall be on forms provided by the director of

 

community health or otherwise reported in a manner approved by the

 

director of the department of community health. Not later than

 

February 1 of each year, the administrator of each school shall

 

provide an update to the report due the previous November 1 to show

 

the immunization status of each pupil in grades K through 12 who

 

enrolled in the school for the first time, or, beginning in the

 

2002-2003 school year, enrolled in grade 6 in the school for the

 

first time, during the calendar year ending the immediately

 

preceding December 31. This information shall be transmitted in the

 

same manner as the report due the previous November 1.

 

     (5) (4) The department of community health shall promulgate

 

rules, including rules identifying the diseases specified under

 

subsection (1)(a), for the implementation of this section.