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Rs 17:170.2 Immunization Information; Meningococcal Disease

§170.2. Immunization information; meningococcal disease

A. Each city, parish, and other local public school board that provides information relative

to immunizations shall provide each student's parent or legal guardian with information relative to

the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the availability, effectiveness, and known

contraindications of immunization against such disease. Such information shall include the causes

and symptoms of such disease, the means by which such disease is spread, and the places where a

parent or legal guardian may obtain additional information and where a student may be immunized

against such disease. Such information shall be updated annually if new information on such disease

is available.

B.(1) The Louisiana Department of Health shall develop and provide such information to

the state Department of Education. The state Department of Education shall provide such

information to each city, parish, and other local public school board that provides information

relative to immunizations, which shall provide such information to each student's parent or legal

guardian pursuant to Subsection A of this Section.

(2) The Louisiana Department of Health, the state Department of Education, and each such

city, parish, and other local public school board shall determine respectively the most cost-effective

and efficient means of distributing such information.

C. The Louisiana Department of Health, in consultation with the state Department of

Education, shall establish by rules and regulations all guidelines and procedures for carrying out the

provisions of this Section in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

D. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require any city, parish, or other local public

school board, the state Department of Education, or the Louisiana Department of Health to provide

or pay for immunizations against meningococcal disease.

Acts 2006, No. 122, §1, eff. June 2, 2006.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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