SB 897 Hospital and health care worker immunity; smallpox vaccine.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Hospital and health care worker immunity; smallpox vaccine. Provides that, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct, (i) a health care provider that administers the smallpox vaccine to health care workers is not civilly liable for vaccine-related injuries to its health care workers or to third parties who are injured by close contact with the vaccinated health care workers and (ii) the immunized health care worker is not liable for any injuries sustained by a person who has indirect or direct contact with the worker. A "health care provider" is one participating in a smallpox preparedness program pursuant to a declaration by the Department of Health and Human Services through which individuals associated with the health care provider have received the smallpox vaccine or other smallpox countermeasure. A "health care worker" means a health care worker to whom a smallpox vaccine or other smallpox countermeasure has been administered as part of a smallpox preparedness program pursuant to a declaration by the Department of Health and Human Services. In order for immunity to attach, the vaccine must be administered in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to immunization of health care workers. The act is in force from the date of its passage, and the immunity provisions expire on July 1, 2005.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 033810560  pdf
01/30/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030661560-S1  pdf
02/14/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030517560-H1  pdf
02/20/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB897ER)  pdf
03/19/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 033810560
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (14-Y 1-N)
01/30/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030661560-S1
01/31/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/03  Senate: Reconsideration of passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/03  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/03  Senate: Read second time
02/03/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/03/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 030661560-S1
02/03/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 030661560-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Read first time
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 2
02/14/03  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030517560-H1
02/17/03  House: Read second time
02/17/03  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (88-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  House: VOTE: (88-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030517560-H1
02/17/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030517560-H1
02/17/03  House: Passed House with substitute (91-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (91-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  Senate: Emergency clause added by House substitute
02/19/03  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/19/03  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 1-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB897ER)
02/20/03  House: Enrolled
02/20/03  Senate: Signed by President
02/20/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/05/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (effective 3/5/03)
03/19/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)