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Meningococcal Immunization   

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Each degree-granting public postsecondary educational institution that provides on-campus housing in the state shall, beginning with the 2002-03 school year, do all of the following (a) Provide information on meningococcal disease developed pursuant to Section 120395 to each incoming freshman who has been accepted for admission to the postsecondary educational institution and who will be residing in on-campus housing. The information shall include a response form with space in which to indicate that the incoming freshman has received the information about meningococcal disease and the availability of the vaccine to prevent one from contracting the disease. The form shall include space for the incoming freshman to indicate whether or not he or she has chosen to receive the vaccination, and a space for his or her signature.

(b) Require each incoming freshman to return to the postsecondary educational institution a form with a response as to whether the person received the information, and whether or not the person chooses to receive the vaccination.

(c) Maintain the completed forms received from students in accord with the institution's health care records policy.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the postsecondary educational institution to provide the vaccination to the students.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 372, Sec. 1.)