AB 1107 Chapter 146, Sec. 5.5
SEC. 5.5. Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 120390) is added to Part 2 of Division
105 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER 1.5. IMMUNIZATION OF COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS
120390. The department, in consultation with the Trustees of the California State University, and the Regents of the University of California shall adopt and enforce
all regulations necessary to carry out this chapter.
- Except as provided in subdivisions (b), (c),
and (d), on or after January 1, 2000, the Trustees of the California State University,
and the Regents of the University of California shall require the first-time enrollees
at those institutions who are 18 years of age or younger to provide proof of full
immunization against the hepatitis B virus prior to enrollment.
- A person who has not been fully immunized against
the hepatitis B virus, as required by subdivision (a), may be admitted by the governing
body of any of the institutions of higher education of which subdivision (a) is
applicable on condition that, within a designated time period, the person will provide
proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B.
- Immunization of a person shall not be required
for admission to an institution for higher education to which subdivision (a) is
applicable if any of the following persons files with the governing body of the
educational institution a letter or affidavit stating that the immunization is contrary
to the beliefs of either of the following:
- The parent, guardian, or adult who has assumed responsibility for the care and custody
of the person seeking admission, if that applicant is a minor who is not emancipated
or who is 17 years of age or younger.
- The person seeking admission, if that applicant is an emancipated minor or is 18
years of age.
- If a person seeking enrollment in an institution of higher education to which subdivision (a) is applicable, or the parent or guardian
of a person seeking enrollment, files with the governing body a written statement
by a physician and surgeon that the physical condition of the person or medical
circumstances relating to the person are such that immunization is not considered
safe, indicating the specific nature and probable duration of the medical condition
or circumstances that contraindicate immunization, that person shall be exempt from
the requirements of subdivision (a).
120390.7 No provision of this chapter shall apply to the University of California
except to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by appropriate
resolution, make that provision applicable.