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5133Ratification Number: 417Act Number: 317Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020417Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11595ac02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020529Date of Last Amendment: 20020521Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020605Subject: Meningitis health risk to on-campus students; public institutions of higher learning to advise students ofHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020618 Act No. A317 ------ 20020605 Signed by Governor ------ 20020530 Ratified R417 House 20020529 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020522 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20020521 Amended, read second time Senate 20020516 Committee report: Favorable with 04 SED amendment Senate 20020425 Introduced, read first time, 04 SED referred to Committee House 20020425 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020424 Read second time House 20020417 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 17, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 21, 2002 - Word format
(A317, R417, H5133)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-290 SO AS TO REQUIRE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING TO NOTIFY INCOMING STUDENTS OR THEIR PARENTS OF THE RISK OF CONTRACTING MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE AND HEPATITIS B IF LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING AND TO REQUIRE THESE INSTITUTIONS TO RECOMMEND VACCINATION AGAINST THESE DISEASES IN THE INSTITUTION'S HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING MAY ELECT TO BE GOVERNED BY THIS ACT AND MAY REMOVE ITSELF FROM SUCH GOVERNANCE AT ANY TIME.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Notification of risk of contracting certain diseases living on-campus
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-101-290. (A) A public institution of higher learning shall notify incoming students, or the parent or guardian of an incoming student under the age of eighteen, of the risk of contracting meningococcal disease and Hepatitis B if living in on-campus student housing.
(B) A public institution of higher learning shall include vaccination against meningococcal disease and Hepatitis B as recommended immunization in health and medical information provided to students or prospective students and parents or guardians.
(C) A private institution of higher learning may elect to be governed by this section and at any time may, in its sole discretion, remove itself from such governance."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 30th day of May, 2002.
Approved the 5th day of June, 2002.
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