CHAPTER 72

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 175

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CONTAGIOUS DISEASES GENERALLY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Title 16, Delaware Code by adding a new §509 to read as follows:

"§509. Vaccination for Meningococcal Disease.

Beginning with January 2002, each four-year public or private institution of higher education in this State shall provide information about Meningitis to all students who have accepted admission after paying an initial deposit toward tuition and include with that information notice of the availability and benefits of a Meningitis Vaccination and develop procedures for facilitating, receiving, and recording student responses to the information provided about Meningitis and the Meningitis Vaccination, including a student's decision to receive the vaccination. Any student choosing not to receive a Meningitis Vaccination must notify in writing the Student Health Office of his or her institution of higher education of his or her decision not to be vaccinated."

Approved June 27, 2001