§23-1-44  Routine childhood and adult immunization vaccines. –

Published: 2015

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Department of Health

SECTION 23-1-44

   § 23-1-44  Routine childhood and adult

immunization vaccines. –

(a) The department of health shall include in the department's immunization

program those vaccines for routine childhood immunization as recommended by the

Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Academy of

Pediatrics (AAP), and for adult influenza immunization as recommended by the

ACIP, to the extent permitted by available funds. The childhood immunization

program includes administrative and quality assurance services and KIDSNET, a

confidential, computerized child health information system that is used to

manage statewide immunizations, as well as other public health preventive

services, for all children in Rhode Island from birth through age 18.

   (b) The director of the department of health shall appoint an

advisory committee that will be convened after the ACIP makes a recommendation

regarding adult immunization. The committee will review the ACIP

recommendations for the state, assess the vaccine cost and feasibility, and

advise the director of health and the office of the health insurance

commissioner regarding insurers and providers acting on the ACIP adult

immunization recommendation. All recommendations will be posted on the

department of health website. The advisory committee membership shall include,

but not be limited to, a primary care provider, pharmacist, representatives of

the nursing home industry, the home health care industry and major insurers.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 8, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 2; P.L. 2006,

ch. 269, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 294, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 320, § 1;

P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 28, § 9.)