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California Laws | Health and Safety Code
DIVISION 106. PERSONAL HEALTH CARE (INCLUDING MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT)
PART 2. MATERNAL, CHILD, AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Article 9. Mercury-containing Vaccines (124172) (67031)(Text)

124172. (a) Except for an influenza vaccine described in subdivision (b), on and after July 1, 2006, a person who is knowingly pregnant or who is under three years of age shall not be vaccinated with a mercury-containing vaccine or injected with a mercury-containing product that contains more than 0.5 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 milliliter dose. (67032)

(b) On and after July 1, 2006, a person who is knowingly pregnant or who is under three years of age shall not be vaccinated with a mercury-containing influenza vaccine that contains more than 1.0 microgram of mercury per 0.5 milliliter dose. (67033)

(c) The Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency may exempt the use of a vaccine from this section if the secretary finds, and the Governor concurs, that an actual or potential bioterrorist incident or other actual or potential public health emergency, including an epidemic or shortage of supply of a vaccine that would prevent children under three years of age and knowingly pregnant women from receiving the needed vaccine, makes necessary the administration of a vaccine containing more mercury than the maximum level set forth in subdivision (a), or subdivision (b) in the case of influenza vaccine. The exemption shall meet all of the following conditions: (67034)

(1) It shall not be issued for more than 12 months. (67035)

(2) At the end of the effective period of the exemption, the secretary may issue another exemption for up to 12 months for the same incident or public health emergency, if the secretary makes a determination that the exemption is necessary as set forth in this subdivision, the Governor concurs with the exemption, and the secretary notifies the Legislature and interested parties pursuant to paragraphs (3), (4), and (5). (67036)

(3) Upon issuing an exemption, the secretary and the Governor shall, within 48 hours, notify the Legislature about the exemption and about the secretary's findings justifying the exemption's approval. (67037)

(4) Upon request for an exemption, the secretary shall notify interested parties, who have expressed their interest to the secretary in writing, that an exemption request has been made. (67038)

(5) Upon issuing an exemption, the secretary shall, within seven days, notify interested parties, who have expressed their interest to the secretary in writing, about the exemption and about the secretary's findings justifying the exemption's approval. (67039)

Article 10. Public School Health Center Support Program (124174-124174.6) (67040)(Text)

124174. The following definitions shall govern the construction of this article, unless the context requires otherwise: (67041)

(a) "Program" means a Public School Health Center Support Program. (67042)

(b) "School health center" means a center or program, located at or near a local educational agency, that provides age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals. A school health center may conduct routine physical, mental health, and oral health assessments, and provide referrals for any services not offered onsite. A school health center may serve two or more nonadjacent schools or local educational agencies. (67043)

(c) For purposes of this section, "local educational agency" means a school, school district, charter school, or county office of education if the county office of education serves students in kindergarten, or any grades from 1 to 12, inclusive. (67044)

(d) "Department" means the State Department of Public Health. (67045)

124174.2. (a) The department, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, shall establish a Public School Health Center Support Program. (67046)

(b) The program, in collaboration with the State Department of Education, shall perform the following program functions: (67047)

(1) Provide technical assistance to school health centers on effective outreach and enrollment strategies to identify children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, the Medi-Cal program, the Healthy Families Program, or any other applicable program. (67048)

(2) Serve as a liaison between organizations within the department, including, but not limited to, prevention services, primary care, and family health. (67049)

(3) Serve as a liaison between other state entities, as appropriate, including, but not limited to, the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Mental Health, the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, the Department of Managed Health Care, the California Emergency Management Agency, and the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. (67050)

(4) Provide technical assistance to facilitate and encourage the establishment, retention, or expansion of, school health centers. For purposes of this paragraph, technical assistance may include, but is not limited to, identifying available public and private sources of funding, which may include federal Medicaid funds, funds from third-party reimbursements, and available federal or foundation grant moneys. (67051)

(c) The department shall consult with interested parties and appropriate stakeholders, including the California School Health Centers Association and representatives of youth and parents, in carrying out its responsibilities under this article. (67052)

124174.3. (a) The department shall establish standardized data collection procedures and collect data specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) from school health centers on an ongoing basis. (67053)

(b) The data collected pursuant to this section shall be submitted in a format determined by the department in accordance with applicable state and federal requirements for confidentiality and protected health information. (67054)

(c) Data collected pursuant to this section shall include the following: (67055)

(1) The name of the primary contact person, telephone numbers, including facsimile physical address, and the e-mail address, if applicable, for each school health center. (67056)

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