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  80R1250 JRJ-D
 
  By: Nelson S.B. No. 203
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
relating to a study of the feasibility of providing immunizations
to certain students enrolled in health professional degree
programs.
       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  (a)  The Department of State Health Services and
the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall conduct a joint
study of the feasibility of providing immunizations without charge
or at a discount to economically disadvantaged students enrolled in
health professional degree programs at institutions of higher
education in this state.  The study must examine potential methods
of providing those immunizations.
       (b)  Not later than January 15, 2009, the Department of State
Health Services and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
shall submit to the legislature a joint written report containing
the findings of the study and the department and coordinating
board's recommendations.
       (c)  This section expires September 1, 2009.
       SECTION 2.   This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.