bill NO. 332
By Request of the ****
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REVISING definitions RELATED TO IMMUNIZATIONS required FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE; AMENDING SECTION 20-5-402,
MCA; and PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 20-5-402, MCA, is amended to read:
"20-5-402. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Department" means the department of
public health and human services provided for in 2-15-2201.
(2) "Governing authority" means the board
of trustees of a school district or the administrator of a private
school, preschool, or postsecondary school.
means a state of resistance to a given disease.
(3)(4) "Immunization" means induction of a
state of resistance to a disease,
either due to infection with and recovery from a
disease or through administration of an
agent" means an
antigen introduced through a vaccine, through immunotherapy, or through homeoprophylaxis, or an antigen introduced through a vaccine that stimulates immunity
without inducing the disease itself.
(4)(6) "Local health department" means a city,
city-county, county, or district health department.
(5)(7) "Local health officer" means a city,
city-county, county, or district health officer.
(6)(8) "Postsecondary school" means a community
college, a unit of the Montana university system, or a
private university or college.
(7)(9) "Preschool" means a place or facility
that provides, on a regular basis and as its primary purpose,
educational instruction designed for children 5 years of age or younger and
(a) serves no child under 5 years of age for more
than 3 hours a day; and
(b) serves no child 5 years of age for more than 6
hours a day.
means a place or institution for the teaching of individuals, the curriculum of
which is composed of the work of:
(a) any combination of kindergarten through grade
(b) a postsecondary school; or
(c) a preschool."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective
date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.