Section 16-1-47

Information on meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccine to be provided to parents and guardians of students.

(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Jessica Elkins Act.

(b) If a local board of education provides information on immunizations, infectious diseases, medications, or other school health issues to parents and guardians of students in grades six through 12, then all of the following information about meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccine shall be included:

(1) A description of causes, symptoms, and means of transmission.

(2) A list of sources for additional information.

(3) Related recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(c) The State Department of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Public Health, shall develop and make available the information about meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccine to local school systems as required under subsection (b) in an efficient manner that may include posting the information on its website.

(Act 2014-274, p. 878, §§1, 2.)