18A:62-15.1 Meningococcal vaccination required for certain students residing in college dorms.
2. a. Beginning in September 2004, a new student enrolling in a program leading to an academic degree at a public or private institution of higher education in this State, who resides in a campus dormitory, shall receive a meningococcal vaccination as a condition of attendance at that institution, except as provided in section 3 of this act.
As used in this act, "institution of higher education" means a university or college that provides a four-year program of instruction.
b.A student shall present evidence of the vaccination required pursuant to subsection a. of this section to the institution in a manner prescribed by the institution.
c.The Department of Health and Senior Services shall require each public or private institution of higher education in this State to offer the vaccination required pursuant to subsection a. of this section to its students through the institution's student health services program or through a contractual agreement with a community health care provider.
d.The Commissioner of Health and Senior Services shall adopt rules and regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) to carry out the purposes of subsections a., b. and c. of this section and section 3 of this act.
e.Nothing in this act shall be construed to require a student who does not reside in a campus dormitory to receive a meningococcal vaccination.
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