Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.25.19. Public hearing scheduled in House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.8.19 at 8:00 a.m. Executive session scheduled, but not action taken, in House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.13.19. Executive session scheduled in House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.15.19 at 8:00 a.m. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Harris

Promotes immunity against vaccine preventable diseases by requiring every child at every public and private school in the state and licensed day care center to present before or on each child's first day of attendance proof of either (a) full immunization, (b) the initiation of and compliance with a schedule of immunization, as required by rules of the state Board of Health, or (c) a certificate of exemption as provided for in RCW 28A.210.090.

Amends current law by extending proof of disease immunity through documentation of laboratory evidence of antibody titer or a health care provider's attestation of a child's history of a disease sufficient to provide immunity against that disease constitutes proof of immunization for that specific disease.

HB 1638 amends previous RCW such that a philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.