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Chapter 1.1 Meningococcal Disease Strategic Prevention Act of 2001   

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(a) The State Department of Health Services, in consultation with the State Department of Education, local public health agencies, and postsecondary educational institutions, shall develop a Meningococcal Disease Strategic Prevention Plan.

(b) The plan shall include, but not be limited to, a review of all of the following:

(1) The current scientific literature on meningococcal disease.

(2) Experiences of other state and local governmental jurisdictions in the prevention of meningococcal disease and in prevention programs for similarly infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.

(3) The possible role of age-specific vaccination programs for meningococcal disease.

(4) The availability of vaccines for meningococcal disease.

(5) The application and roles of other governmental programs.

(6) Current health plan coverages and other health insurance products.

(c) The victims of meningococcal disease and their families shall be involved and have input in the development of the plan.

(d) The department shall encourage public and private medical entities to cooperate with each other to make meningococcus vaccines and vaccinations accessible and provide any currently available vaccines to families that desire that their children be inoculated.

(e) The plan shall be completed and made available to the Legislature on or before June 30, 2002.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 374, Sec. 3.)