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Date of enactment: October 16, 2003
2003 Assembly Bill 344 Date of publication*: October 30, 2003
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2001-02 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2003 WISCONSIN ACT 61
An Act to create 36.25 (46) and 252.09 of the statutes; relating to: requiring college students to be informed about meningococcal disease and hepatitis B and requiring colleges to maintain certain records about the vaccination status of students.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
61,1 Section 1. 36.25 (46) of the statutes is created to read:
36.25 (46) Meningococcal disease and hepatitis B. (a) The board shall do all of the following:
1. Annually, provide detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and hepatitis B and the availability and effectiveness of vaccines against the diseases to each enrolled student, if he or she is at least 18 years old, or to the student's parent or guardian, if the student is a minor.
2. Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall, or the student's parent or guardian if the student is a minor, to affirm that the student received the information under subd. 1.
3. Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall to affirm whether he or she has received the vaccination against meningococcal disease and to provide the date of the vaccination, if any.
4. Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall to affirm whether he or she has received the vaccination against hepatitis B and to provide the date of the vaccination, if any.
5. Maintain a confidential record of the affirmations and the dates of the vaccinations of each student under subds. 3. and 4.
(b) Nothing in this subsection requires the board to provide or pay for vaccinations against meningococcal disease or hepatitis B.
61,2 Section 2. 252.09 of the statutes is created to read:
252.09 Meningococcal disease and hepatitis B. (1) Each private college and university in this state shall do all of the following:
(a) Annually, provide detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and hepatitis B and the availability and effectiveness of vaccines against the diseases to each enrolled student, if he or she is at least 18 years old, or to the student's parent or guardian, if the student is a minor.
(b) Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall, or the student's parent or guardian if the student is a minor, to affirm that the student received the information under par. (a).
(c) Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall to affirm whether he or she has received the vaccination against meningococcal disease and to provide the date of the vaccination, if any.
(d) Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall to affirm whether he or she received the vaccination against hepatitis B and to provide the date of the vaccination, if any.
(e) Maintain a confidential record of the affirmations and the dates of the vaccinations of each student under pars. (c) and (d).
(2) Nothing in this section requires a college or university to provide or pay for vaccinations against meningococcal disease or hepatitis B.
61,3 Section 3. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 7th month following publication or on January 1, 2004, whichever is earlier.
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