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AB-599 Minors: vaccinations: parental consent.(2013-2014)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 599


Introduced by Assembly Member Donnelly

February 20, 2013


An act to amend Section 6926 of the Family Code, relating to minors.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 599, as introduced, Donnelly. Minors: vaccinations: parental consent.
Existing law allows a minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.
This bill would specify that these provisions do not authorize a minor to receive a vaccine without the consent of the parent or guardian of the minor.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 6926 of the Family Code is amended to read:

6926.
 (a) A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation adopted pursuant to law to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.
(b) A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.
(c) The minor’s parents or guardian are not liable for payment for medical care provided pursuant to this section.
(d) This section does not authorize a minor to receive a vaccine without the consent of the parent or guardian of the minor.