An Act Relating to Exemption from Immunization for Schoolchildren
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §6355, as amended by PL 2001, c. 326, §2, is further amended to read:
§ 6355. Enrollment in school
A superintendent may not permit any child to be enrolled in or to attend school without a certificate of immunization for each disease or other acceptable evidence of required immunization or immunity against the disease, except as follows. if:
For a child excepted under subsection 1, 2 or 3, a school health provider as defined in section 6359, subsection 1, paragraph G-1 shall provide to a parent of the child information about the benefits and risks of immunization and sign a statement that the immunization information was provided to the parent. The signed statement must be included in the child's immunization records maintained by the superintendent under section 6357, subsection 1.
This bill requires that a school health care provider provide to the parent of a child excepted from the immunization requirements for schoolchildren in the State information about the benefits and risks of immunization and sign a statement that the information has been provided to the parent.