February 18, 2005



DIGEST OF SB 326 (Updated February 16, 2005 4:58 pm - DI 71)

Citations Affected: IC 20-10.1.

Synopsis: Information concerning meningococcal meningitis. Requires public and nonpublic schools to distribute materials concerning meningococcal meningitis and its vaccines. Requires the department of education to develop the material to be distributed.

Effective: July 1, 2005.


    January 6, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    February 17, 2005, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.

February 18, 2005

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-10.1-4-16; (05)SB0326.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-10.1-4-16 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 16. (a) The chief administrative officer of each:
        (1) public school (including a charter school as defined in IC 20-5.5-1-4); and
        (2) nonpublic school;
shall ensure that information concerning meningococcal disease and its vaccines is provided to students and parents or guardians of students at the beginning of each school year.
    (b) The information provided under subsection (a) must include information concerning the:
        (1) causes;
        (2) symptoms; and
        (3) spread;
of meningococcal disease and the places where parents and guardians of students may obtain additional information and

vaccinations for their children.
    (c) The chief administrative officers and the department shall, in consultation with the state department of health or any other appropriate entity, develop materials to be made available to schools to assist schools in providing the information described in this section.

     (d) The department shall enforce this section.