Legislation Updates

Missouri House Bill of concern,
House Bill 682- Immunization requirement Changes

MASN, the MO Immunization Coalition, MOAAP, MOAFP, MOPHA, MAOPS, MSMA, plus all voiced opposition.

Missouri House Bill 37 which has been amended onto HB 682

  • Removes immunization requirements from non-public schools and childcare centers
  • Prohibits DHSS from adding requirements for any immunization not listed in the bill
  • Removes meningitis vaccine requirement for higher education on-campus housing residents
  • Removes local public health authority in assuring that parents claiming exemptions have full understanding of risk and benefits of mandatory school vaccines
  • Adds that a student at a public elementary or secondary education school, a public institution of higher education, or a daycare can attend school by submitting a written religious or conscientious belief statement or submitting a religious or conscientious belief exemption form developed by the Department; the school or daycare cannot require any additional conditions before accepting the exemption.

The link to HB 682 - https://legiscan.com/MO/drafts/HB682/2021

To find your legislator go to: https://house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

 

Previous Updates:

Medicaid Expansion Quick Links 12.2.2020

January 2021 Legislative Update

SB187 Senate Bill 187, State of Missouri