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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 97COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
SUBCHAPTER DSTATEWIDE IMMUNIZATION OF CHILDREN IN CERTAIN FACILITIES AND BY HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS, AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
RULE §97.102Immunizations Required upon Admission of a Child to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Aging and Disability Services, Department of State Health Services, or the Texas Youth Commission

(a) On admission of a child to a facility of the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Department of State Health Services, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Youth Commission, the facility physician shall review the immunization history of the child, if available, and administer any needed immunization(s) or refer the child for immunization(s) to another health care provider. Required immunizations are those set out in §97.63 of this title (relating to Immunization Requirements in Child-care Facilities, Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood Programs, and Texas Elementary and Secondary Schools). Copies of Immunization Requirements in Texas Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education may be obtained from the Department of State Health Services, Mail Code 1946, P. O. Box 149347, 78714-9347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, (512) 458-7284.

(b) The provisions of §97.62 of this title (relating to Exclusions of Compliance) and §97.66 and §97.69 of this title (relating to Provisional Enrollment for (Non-Higher Education; Non-Veterinary) Students and relating to Transfer of Immunization Records) apply to this section.

(c) The facility covered by this section shall keep an individual's immunization record during the child's period of admission, detention, or commitment in the facility. Representatives of the department and local health authorities may advise and assist these agencies in meeting these requirements. The department may conduct periodic review of these agencies' identified immunization records in order to allow public health officials to obtain information required for public health purposes. The information, if available, must include at least the name and date of birth of the child, the child's address, the name and telephone number of a parent or guardian, the month, day, and year of vaccine administration, the name or type of vaccines administered, the name and address of the provider that administered the vaccines; or other evidence of immunity to a vaccine-preventable disease.


Source Note: The provisions of this §97.102 adopted to be effective April 14, 1995, 20 TexReg 2386; amended to be effective December 15, 2002, 27 TexReg 11750; amended to be effective December 22, 2005, 30 TexReg 8435; amended to be effective July 20, 2011, 36 TexReg 4563

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