Senate File 2335 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2335 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2028) A BILL FOR An Act relating to required documented consent prior to 1 immunization or vaccination of a minor. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5023SV (2) 89 pf/rh
S.F. 2335 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 135.39F Immunization or vaccination 1 of a minor —— prior documented consent of parent or legal 2 guardian. 3 1. Unless otherwise specifically provided under federal or 4 state law, immunization or vaccination of a minor in this state 5 is subject to prior documented consent by the minor’s parent 6 or legal guardian. 7 2. For the purposes of this section, “minor” means a person 8 who has not attained majority as described in section 599.1. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 This bill provides that unless otherwise specifically 13 provided under federal or state law, immunization or 14 vaccination of a minor in this state is subject to prior 15 documented consent by the minor’s parent or legal guardian. 16 The bill defines “minor” consistent with Code section 599.1, 17 which provides that the period of minority extends to the age 18 of 18, but all minors attain their majority by marriage; and 19 that a person who is less than 18 years of age who is tried, 20 convicted, and sentenced as an adult and committed to the 21 custody of the director of the department of corrections shall 22 be deemed to have attained the age of majority for purposes of 23 making decisions and giving consent to medical care, related 24 services, and treatment during the period of the person’s 25 incarceration. 26 -1- LSB 5023SV (2) 89 pf/rh 1/ 1