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May 16, 2002
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Read the first time April 25, 2002.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 5133) 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, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, in Section 59-101-290 of the 1976 Code, as contained in SECTION 1, by inserting / and Hepatitis B /on line 30 after / disease / and by inserting / and Hepatitis B / on line 33 after / disease /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
WARREN K. GIESE for Committee.
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 IF LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING AND TO REQUIRE THESE INSTITUTIONS TO RECOMMEND VACCINATION AGAINST THIS DISEASE IN THE INSTITUTION'S HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
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 if living in on-campus student housing.
(B) A public institution of higher learning shall include vaccination against meningococcal disease as a recommended immunization in health and medical information provided to students, or prospective students, and parents or guardians."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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