2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 12-10A-13 — Vaccination and treatment.

12-10A-13. Vaccination and treatment.

A.     During a state of public health emergency, a qualified person authorized by the secretary of health may vaccinate persons to prevent infection by a threatening communicable disease and to protect against the spread of that disease.   

B.     To protect against the spread of a threatening communicable disease, the secretary of health may isolate or quarantine a person who is unable or unwilling for reasons of health, religion or conscience to undergo vaccination pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth in the Public Health Emergency Response Act [ 12-10A-1 to 12-10A-19 NMSA 1978].   

C.     A qualified person authorized by the secretary of health may vaccinate a minor less than eighteen years of age, unless the minor or his duly authorized representative presents a certificate issued by a duly licensed physician that states that the minor's physical condition is such that the vaccination would seriously endanger his life or health.   

D.     During a state of public health emergency, in order to provide treatment to a person who is exposed to or infected with a threatening communicable disease:   

(1)     treatment may be administered by a public health official;   

(2)     treatment shall be approved pursuant to appropriate regulations promulgated by the federal food and drug administration; and   

(3)     the secretary of health may isolate or quarantine a person who is unable or unwilling, for reasons of health, religion or conscience, to undergo treatment pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth in the Public Health Emergency Response Act [ 12-10A-1 to 12-10A-19 NMSA 1978].   
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