A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT ADDRESSING PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND
WELL-BEING OF OUR CHILDREN BY REVISING IMMUNIZATION
4 REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE TO MAKE THESE
5 REQUIREMENTS MORE CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
6 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS
7 FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON
8 IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES; TO REQUIRE ALL STUDENTS TO BE SCREENED
9 FOR SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY PRIOR TO IMMUNIZATION; TO 10 AMEND THE MEDICAL EXEMPTION FOR REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS; AND TO 11 REPEAL THE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS.
12 The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
13 SECTION 1. G.S. 130A-152 reads as rewritten:
14 “§ 130A-152. Immunization required.
15 (a) EveryIt is not the intent of the General Assembly to require any child in this State to 16 be immunized, as it is the parent, guardian, or custodian of a child who makes the final 17 determination as to whether or not to immunize the child. However, in order to attend school in 18 this State (K-12), each student shall be immunized in accordance with this section.
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