H.B. No. 1316

relating to immunization requirements for children in regulated child-care facilities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 42.043(b), Human Resources Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) The department shall require that each child at an appropriate age have a test for tuberculosis and be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, mumps, rubella, [and] rubeola, invasive pneumococcal disease, and hepatitis A and against any other communicable disease as recommended by the [Texas] Department of State Health Services. The immunization must be effective on the date of first entry into the facility. However, a child may be provisionally admitted if the required immunizations have begun and are completed as rapidly as medically feasible. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1316 was passed by the House on April 26, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1316 was passed by the Senate on May 19, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor