2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3243. Provision of information on meningococcal disease - Vaccination - Waiver.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3243 (2018)

A. Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, public or private postsecondary educational institutions shall provide detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the risks and benefits of the vaccination as well as the availability of vaccine to students who reside or plan to reside in on-campus student housing.

B. Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, students who are first-time enrollees in any public or private postsecondary educational institution in this state and who reside in on-campus student housing shall be vaccinated against meningococcal disease, unless:

1. In the case of an individual who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, the individual signs a written waiver provided by the institution of higher education stating that the individual has received and reviewed the information provided and has chosen not to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease; or

2. In the case of an individual who is a minor, the individual’s parent or guardian signs a written waiver provided by the institution of higher education stating that the parent or guardian has received and reviewed the information provided and has chosen not to have the individual vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

C. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education shall consult the State Department of Health regarding the preparation of the informational material and waiver form required in subsection B of this section. The Regents shall provide the material and form to all public or private postsecondary educational institutions with on-campus student housing in this state. It shall be the responsibility of the governing body or board of regents for each public or private postsecondary institution or group of institutions to adopt policies for the implementation of this section.

D. Public or private postsecondary institutions in this state shall not be required to provide or pay for vaccinations against meningococcal disease.

Added by Laws 2003, c. 322, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.

NOTE: Editorially renumbered from § 3242 of Title 70 to avoid a duplication in numbering.

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