§ 23-76-2. Determination of need.
Upon a determination by the director of the department of health that there is clear evidence that adverse and avoidable health outcomes from a preventable and acute communicable disease are expected to affect identifiable categories of high-risk individuals throughout Rhode Island and that assistance with the administration of vaccine is warranted due to a vaccine shortage to protect or treat those individuals, the director shall be authorized to implement the provisions contained in this chapter.
(P.L. 2002, ch. 172, § 1.)