H.B. No. 1316
relating to immunization requirements for children in regulated
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 42.043(b), Human Resources Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(b) The department shall require that each child at an
appropriate age have a test for tuberculosis and be immunized
against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, mumps, rubella, [
rubeola, invasive pneumococcal disease, and hepatitis A and against
any other communicable disease as recommended by the [ Texas]
Department of State Health Services. The immunization must be
effective on the date of first entry into the facility. However, a
child may be provisionally admitted if the required immunizations
have begun and are completed as rapidly as medically feasible.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1316 was passed by the House on April
26, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1316 was passed by the Senate on May
19, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate