Bill Summaries: H222 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 28 2023 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 130A-152.1 prohibiting the Commission for Public Health, State and local public health agencies, and State and local public health officials from requiring that any child or student in NC be immunized against COVID-19 for any reason.

    Amends GS 130A-152, concerning required immunizations, to make exceptions according to new GS 130A-152.1. Includes among the rules for the implementation of an immunization program that is to be enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services, also delineate (1) reasonable fees that health care providers may charge for the administration of vaccines provided by the State, and (2) limitations on the requirements that can be placed on children and their parents, guardians, or custodians as a condition for receiving vaccines. Makes conforming deletions of a similar requirement in existing law. Makes additional clarifying changes.