HIGH ED-MENINGITIS VACCINE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of the public
universities in Illinois. Provides that at the beginning of each
semester, the university shall inform each of its incoming freshmen
and transfer students and the student's parents or guardian about
meningitis and its transmission. Requires the University to require
meningitis vaccination, except for those students who provide a signed
waiver indicating the student's receipt of the information concerning
meningitis and the student's rejection of the vaccination. Requires
any university facility that delivers health services to university
students to offer meningitis vaccines.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a university must inform only its incoming students
about meningitis and its transmission and only at the beginning of
each academic year. Removes provisions requiring a university to
require meningitis vaccination. Provides that the requirement that
the meningitis vaccine be offered is subject to the availability of
the vaccine from the manufacturer.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Requires each incoming freshman and transfer student (instead of
each incoming student) to be informed about meningitis and its
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0089
Last action date: JUL-18-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
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