Chapter 320

2007 -- H 5061 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 07/07/07

 

A N A C T

RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

          

     Introduced By: Representatives Gemma, Ginaitt, Naughton, Serpa, and Williams

     Date Introduced: January 16, 2007

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 23-1-44 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-1 entitled "Department

of Health" is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

     23-1-44. Routine childhood and adult immunization vaccines. (a) The department of

health shall include in the department's immunization program those vaccines for routine

childhood immunization as recommended by the advisory committee for immunization practices

(ACIP) and the academy of pediatrics (AAP), and for adult influenza immunization as

recommended by the advisory committee for immunization practices (ACIP), to the extent

permitted by available funds.

     (b) The director of the department of health shall appoint an advisory committee that will

be convened after the ACIP makes a recommendation regarding adult immunization. The

committee will review the ACIP recommendations for the state, assess the vaccine cost and

feasibility, and advise the director of health and the office of the health insurance commissioner

regarding insurers and providers acting on the ACIP adult immunization recommendation. All

recommendations will be posted on the department of health website. The advisory committee

membership shall include, but not be limited to, a primary care provider, pharmacist,

representatives of the nursing home industry, the home health care industry and major insurers.

 

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

     

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