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PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.9206 Certificate of immunization required; form; contents; right to object to reporting requirement; report to department; failure to comply with subsection (3); “health care provider” defined.
(1) The health care provider administering an immunizing agent to a child shall present the person accompanying the child with a written certificate of immunization, or make an entry of the immunization on a certificate in the person's possession. The certificate shall be in a form prescribed by the department and shall indicate the diseases or infections for which the child has been immunized, the number of doses given, the dates when administered, and whether further immunizations are indicated.
(2) Before administering an immunizing agent to a child, a health care provider shall notify the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child, on a form provided by the department, of the right to object to the reporting requirement of subsection (3).
(3) Unless the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child who received the immunizing agent objects by written notice received by the health care provider prior to reporting, a health care provider shall report to the department each immunization administered by the health care provider, pursuant to rules promulgated under section 9227. If the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child who was immunized objects to the reporting requirement of this subsection by written notice received by the health care provider prior to notification, the health care provider shall not report the immunization.
(4) A health care provider who complies or fails to comply in good faith with subsection (3) is not liable in a civil action for damages as a result of an act or omission during the compliance, except an act or omission constituting gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.
(5) As used in this section, “health care provider” means a health professional, health facility, or local health department.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 1996, Act 540, Imd. Eff. Jan. 15, 1997
Popular Name: Act 368
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