Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part X-B. Early Learning Center Licensing


17:407.50      Immunization information; influenza


A. Each licensed early learning center, before November first of each year, shall make available to each child’s parent or legal custodian information relative to the risks associated with influenza and the availability, effectiveness, known contraindications and possible side effects of the influenza immunization. Such information shall include the causes and symptoms of influenza, the means by which influenza is spread, the places where a parent or legal custodian may obtain additional information, and where a child may be immunized against influenza. Such information shall be updated annually if new information on such disease is available.


B. (1) The Department of Health and Hospitals shall develop and provide information on influenza immunization to the department. The department shall provide such information to each licensed early learning center, which shall make the information available to each child’s parent or legal custodian pursuant to Subsection A of this Section.


(2) The Department of Health and Hospitals and the department shall determine respectively the most cost-effective and efficient means of distributing such information.


C. The department, in consultation with the Department of Health and Hospitals, shall establish by rules and regulations all guidelines and procedures for carrying out the provisions of this Section in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.


D. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require any licensed early learning center, the department, or the Department of Health and Hospitals to provide or pay for immunizations against influenza.


Added by Acts 2014, No. 868, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.