2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3244. Documentation of vaccinations by students - Exemption - Exceptions for certain categories of students.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3244 (2018)

A. 1. Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, in order to enroll as a full-time or part-time student in an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or a private institution of higher learning located within this state and accredited pursuant to Section 4103 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual shall provide written documentation of vaccinations against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).

2. The requirement shall not apply to students enrolling in courses delivered via the Internet or distance learning in which the student is not required to attend class on campus.

B. Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year, institutions shall notify students of the requirements of subsection A of this section and provide students with educational information on hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) upon enrollment. Such information shall also include the risks and benefits of the vaccination. Institutions shall not be required to provide or pay for vaccinations against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).

C. A written statement from a licensed physician indicating that a vaccine is medically contraindicated shall exempt a student from the vaccination. A student shall be exempt from the vaccination if the student submits a written, signed statement declaring that the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the student’s moral or religious tenets or, if the student is a minor, the student’s parent or guardian provides a written statement that the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the parent’s or guardian’s moral or religious tenets.

D. 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. In adopting these policies the relevant governing body or board of regents may include exceptions for certain categories of students at its discretion.

Added by Laws 2003, c. 322, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.

NOTE: Editorially renumbered from § 3243 of Title 70 to avoid a duplication in numbering.

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