SB 63

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jane Nelson

Bill Caption

Relating to consent to the immunization of certain children.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Current law allows children who are parents to give consent for their child’s immunization, but not for their own immunization. SB 63 would allow a child to consent to their own immunization if the child is pregnant or is a parent with actual custody of a child.

Analysis: Elsewhere this session we have opposed allowing minors to get immunizations without parental consent on the basis that doing so undermines the rights and responsibilities of a parent. However, if a child is pregnant or is a parent, that child also has parental rights which must be considered. Due to this conflict we are neutral on SB 63.