AN ACT REQUIRING HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE PARENTS OF NEWBORNS WITH EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PERTUSSIS DISEASE AND AVAILABLE VACCINE PROTECTIONS IN ORDER TO BETTER PROTECT NEWBORNS AGAINST PERTUSSIS DISEASE. Enacted June 19, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013.
Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - More information
Bill S 486 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jun 4 2013 - More information
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Makes a technical correction only.
Bill S 486 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - More information
Enacts new GS 131E-79.2 requiring licensed hospitals to provide parents of newborns delivered at the hospital with free information about pertussis and the availability of the tetanus-diphtheria and pertussis vaccine. Requires the information to be provided during the postpartum period and before the mother is discharged from the hospital. Specifies recommendations to be included in the information. Provides that the act does not require a hospital to provide or pay for any vaccination against pertussis disease. Effective October 1, 2013.
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