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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED AND AMENDED
May 21, 2002
S. Printed 5/21/02--S.
Read the first time April 25, 2002.
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.
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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 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 a 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.
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