Posted Date: November 14, 2013
Quick Fact: “A request for a religious exemption from immunization requirements must be presented to the facility/school on the Department of Health’s Religious Exemption From Immunization form (DH 681 Form). The DH 681 Form is issued only by county health departments and only for a child who is not immunized because of his/her family’s religious tenets or practices. If a parent requests such an exemption, the county health department staff must use the current DH 681 Form, which has been signed by the parent affirming the written statement on the form that a religious conflict exists. This form must be issued upon request. No other information should be solicited from the parent or guardian.” Rule 64D-3.046, Florida Administrative Code. Medical exemptions are also allowed.
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TITLE 48. K-20 EDUCATION CODE
CHAPTER 1002. STUDENT AND PARENTAL
RIGHTS AND EDUCATIONAL CHOICES
PART II. STUDENT AND PARENTAL RIGHTS
Fla. Stat. § 1002.20. K-12 student and parent rights
K-12 students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory rights including, but not limited to, the following:
(3) HEALTH ISSUES.
(a) School-entry health examinations. --The parent of any child attending a public or private school shall be exempt from the requirement of a health examination upon written request stating objections on religious grounds in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.22(1) and (2).
(b) Immunizations. --The parent of any child attending a public or private school shall be exempt from the school immunization requirements upon meeting any of the exemptions in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.22(5).
TITLE 48. K-20 EDUCATION CODE
CHAPTER 1003. PUBLIC K-12 EDUCATION
PART II. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Fla. Stat. § 1003.22. School-entry health examinations; immunization against communicable diseases; exemptions; duties of Department of Health
(1)Each district school board and the governing authority of each private school shall require that each child who is entitled to admittance to kindergarten, or is entitled to any other initial entrance into a public or private school in this state, present a certification of a school-entry health examination performed within 1 year before enrollment in school. Each district school board, and the governing authority of each private school, may establish a policy that permits a student up to 30 school days to present a certification of a school-entry health examination. Children and youths who are experiencing homelessness and children who are known to the department, as defined in s. 39.0016, shall be given a temporary exemption for 30 school days. Any district school board that establishes such a policy shall include provisions in its local school health services plan to assist students in obtaining the health examinations. However, a child shall be exempted from the requirement of a health examination upon written request of the parent of the child stating objections to the examination on religious grounds.
(2)The State Board of Education, subject to the concurrence of the Department of Health, shall adopt rules to govern medical examinations and immunizations performed under this section.
(3)The Department of Health may adopt rules necessary to administer and enforce this section. The Department of Health, after consultation with the Department of Education, shall adopt rules governing the immunization of children against, the testing for, and the control of preventable communicable diseases. The rules must include procedures for exempting a child from immunization requirements. Immunizations shall be required for poliomyelitis, diphtheria, rubeola, rubella, pertussis, mumps, tetanus, and other communicable diseases as determined by rules of the Department of Health. The manner and frequency of administration of the immunization or testing shall conform to recognized standards of medical practice. The Department of Health shall supervise and secure the enforcement of the required immunization. Immunizations required by this section shall be available at no cost from the county health departments.
(4)Each district school board and the governing authority of each private school shall establish and enforce as policy that, prior to admittance to or attendance in a public or private school, grades kindergarten through 12, or any other initial entrance into a Florida public or private school, each child present or have on file with the school a certification of immunization for the prevention of those communicable diseases for which immunization is required by the Department of Health and further shall provide for appropriate screening of its students for scoliosis at the proper age. Such certification shall be made on forms approved and provided by the Department of Health and shall become a part of each student’s permanent record, to be transferred when the student transfers, is promoted, or changes schools. The transfer of such immunization certification by Florida public schools shall be accomplished using the Florida Automated System for Transferring Education Records and shall be deemed to meet the requirements of this section.
(5)The provisions of this section shall not apply if:
(a)The parent of the child objects in writing that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices;
(b)A physician licensed under the provisions of chapter 458 or chapter 459 certifies in writing, on a form approved and provided by the Department of Health, that the child should be permanently exempt from the required immunization for medical reasons stated in writing, based upon valid clinical reasoning or evidence, demonstrating the need for the permanent exemption;
(c)A physician licensed under the provisions of chapter 458, chapter 459, or chapter 460 certifies in writing, on a form approved and provided by the Department of Health, that the child has received as many immunizations as are medically indicated at the time and is in the process of completing necessary immunizations;
(d)The Department of Health determines that, according to recognized standards of medical practice, any required immunization is unnecessary or hazardous; or
(e)An authorized school official issues a temporary exemption, for up to 30 school days, to permit a student who transfers into a new county to attend class until his or her records can be obtained. Children and youths who are experiencing homelessness and children who are known to the department, as defined in s. 39.0016, shall be given a temporary exemption for 30 school days. The public school health nurse or authorized private school official is responsible for followup of each such student until proper documentation or immunizations are obtained. An exemption for 30 days may be issued for a student who enters a juvenile justice program to permit the student to attend class until his or her records can be obtained or until the immunizations can be obtained. An authorized juvenile justice official is responsible for followup of each student who enters a juvenile justice program until proper documentation or immunizations are obtained.
(a)No person licensed by this state as a physician or nurse shall be liable for any injury caused by his or her action or failure to act in the administration of a vaccine or other immunizing agent pursuant to the provisions of this section if the person acts as a reasonably prudent person with similar professional training would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.
(b)No member of a district school board, or any of its employees, or member of a governing board of a private school, or any of its employees, shall be liable for any injury caused by the administration of a vaccine to any student who is required to be so immunized or for a failure to diagnose scoliosis pursuant to the provisions of this section.
(7)The parents of any child admitted to or in attendance at a Florida public or private school, grades prekindergarten through 12, are responsible for assuring that the child is in compliance with the provisions of this section.
(8)Each public school, including public kindergarten, and each private school, including private kindergarten, shall be required to provide to the county health department director or administrator annual reports of compliance with the provisions of this section. Reports shall be completed on forms provided by the Department of Health for each kindergarten, and other grade as specified; and the reports shall include the status of children who were admitted at the beginning of the school year. After consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Health shall establish by administrative rule the dates for submission of these reports, the grades for which the reports shall be required, and the forms to be used.
(9)The presence of any of the communicable diseases for which immunization is required by the Department of Health in a Florida public or private school shall permit the county health department director or administrator or the State Health Officer to declare a communicable disease emergency. The declaration of such emergency shall mandate that all students in attendance in the school who are not in compliance with the provisions of this section be identified by the district school board or by the governing authority of the private school; and the school health and immunization records of such children shall be made available to the county health department director or administrator. Those children identified as not being immunized against the disease for which the emergency has been declared shall be temporarily excluded from school by the district school board, or the governing authority of the private school, until such time as is specified by the county health department director or administrator.
(10)Each district school board and the governing authority of each private school shall:
(a)Refuse admittance to any child otherwise entitled to admittance to kindergarten, or any other initial entrance into a Florida public or private school, who is not in compliance with the provisions of subsection (4).
(b)Temporarily exclude from attendance any student who is not in compliance with the provisions of subsection (4).
(11)The provisions of this section do not apply to those persons admitted to or attending adult education classes unless the adult students are under 21 years of age.
Fl. Admin Code 64D-3.046 Immunization Requirements: Public and Nonpublic Schools, Grades Preschool, Kindergarten Through 12, and Adult Education Classes.
(1) Immunization and Documentation Requirements for School Entry/Attendance:
(a) A student may attend a public or non-public school, grades preschool through 12 or an adult education class if younger than 21, if prior to admittance, attendance or transfer, they present one of the following for inspection for validity by an authorized school official:
(b) Specific immunization requirements by grade which must be documented prior to admittance, attendance or any other initial entrance are detailed in the Immunization Guidelines-Florida Schools, Childcare Facilities and Family Daycare Homes DH Form 150-615 (July 2011), http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-00765 incorporated by reference, available online at: www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctr/immune/schoolguide.pdf.
1. DH Form 680, Florida Certification of Immunization (July 2010), incorporated by reference, available from Department of Health (DOH) county health departments (CHDs) or physicians’ offices; or
2. DH Form 681, Religious Exemptions for Immunizations (English/Spanish/Haitian-Creole) (February 2002), incorporated by reference, available at DOH CHDs, must be signed by the local county health department medical director or designee.
1. Temporary or permanent medical exemption DH Form 680 must be signed by a practitioner licensed under Chapter 458 or 459, F.S., or their authorized representative. For temporary or permanent medical exemption the signing practitioner must possess medical records documenting the medical basis for each such exemption.
2. A DH Form 680 that does not include a temporary or permanent medical exemption must be signed by a practitioner licensed under Chapter 458, 459, 460, or 464, F.S.
3. Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) Electronically Certified DH Form 680 accessed directly by the school is considered certified in writing and signed by the Florida SHOTS private provider.
(2) Documentation Requirements for Schools:
(a) The original or a copy of a valid original of the form(s) required under this rule shall remain in the student’s cumulative health record unless verified in Florida SHOTS.
(b) Antigen doses by dates of immunization shall be transferred as data elements through the Florida Automated System for Transferring Education Records (FASTER).
(c) Compliance Reporting:
1. Each public and nonpublic school with a kindergarten and/or seventh grade shall submit an annual compliance report. The report shall be completed on DH Form 684, Immunization Annual Report of Compliance for Kindergarten and Seventh Grade (July 2010), incorporated by reference, available at DOH CHDs. The report shall include the immunization status of all children who were attending kindergarten and seventh grades at the beginning of the school year. The report shall be forwarded to the CHD director/administrator no later than October 1 of each school year where the data will be compiled on DH Form 685, Kindergarten and Seventh Grade Annual Report of Compliance County Summary (July 2010), incorporated by reference, available at DOH CHDs; or electronically generated by the Department of Education.
2. After consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Health shall require compliance reports from public and nonpublic schools and preschools for selected grades (K-12 and preschool) in special situations of vaccine preventable disease outbreak control or identified need for monitoring through surveys for immunization compliance levels. Such reports shall include the status of all children who were attending school at the beginning of the school year. Reports shall be forwarded to the CHD director/administrator within a specified period, as determined by the DOH.
(3) Homeless, Transfers and Juvenile Justice – A temporary exemption to requirements of subsection (1) above not to exceed 30 days may be issued by an authorized school official for any of the following, consistent with the definitions in Section 1003.01, F.S.:
(a) A homeless child.
(b) A transfer student.
(c) A student who enters a juvenile justice education program or school.
(d) Children of military families as defined under Section 1000.36, F.S.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Department may:
(a) Designate any required immunization as unnecessary or hazardous, according to recognized standards of medical practice.
(b) Upon determination that a shortage of vaccine exists, approve issuance of temporary medical exemption with extended expiration dates by practitioners or authorized school officials until such time as, in the DOH’s opinion, vaccine will be available in sufficient quantity for such deferred vaccinations to be completed.
(5) Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) Opt Out Provision – Parents or guardians may elect to decline participation in the Florida immunization registry, Florida SHOTS, by submitting a Florida SHOTS Notification and Opt Out Form to the DOH. The form, either a DH Form 1478 (English) (January 2007) or DH Form 1478S (Spanish) (September 2003) or DH Form 1478H (Haitian-Creole) (January 2006), incorporated by reference, is available from the DOH, Bureau of Immunization, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A-11, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1719. The immunization records of children whose parents choose to opt-out will not be shared with other entities that are allowed by law to have access to the children’s immunization record via authorized access to Florida SHOTS.
(6) Florida SHOTS Private Provider Participation – Any health care practitioner licensed in Florida under Chapters 458, 459 or 464, F.S., may request authorization to access Florida SHOTS by filling out a DH Form 1479, Authorized Private Provider User Agreement for Access to Florida SHOTS (January 2007), incorporated by reference, available from the DOH Bureau of Immunization, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A-11, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1719. The DH Form 1479 will be returned to the Department of Health for processing and authorization to access Florida SHOTS. Notification of access approval and instructions for accessing Florida SHOTS will be provided by the DOH. The authorized user and the applicable licensing authority or agency shall notify the DOH, Bureau of Immunization Florida SHOTS personnel when an authorized user’s license or registration has expired or has been suspended or revoked.
(7) Florida SHOTS School and Licensed or Registered Child Care Facility Participation – Any public or nonpublic school, or licensed or registered child care facility may request authorization to access Florida SHOTS by completing a DH Form 2115, Authorized School and Licensed or Registered Child Care Facility User Agreement for Access to Florida SHOTS (January 2007), incorporated by reference, available from the DOH, Bureau of Immunization, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A-11, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1719. The DH Form 2115 will be returned to the DOH for processing and authorization to access Florida SHOTS. Notification of access approval and instructions for accessing Florida SHOTS will be provided by the DOH. The authorized user and the applicable licensing authority or agency shall notify the DOH, Bureau of Immunization Florida SHOTS personnel when an authorized user’s license or registration has expired or has been suspended or revoked.
TITLE 29. PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 402. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: MISC. PROVISIONS
Fla. Stat. § 402.305 Licensing standards; child care facilities.
(9) ADMISSIONS AND RECORDKEEPING.--
(a)Minimum standards shall include requirements for preadmission and periodic health examinations, requirements for immunizations, and requirements for maintaining emergency information and health records on all children.
(b)During the months of August and September of each year, each child care facility shall provide parents of children enrolled in the facility detailed information regarding the causes, symptoms, and transmission of the influenza virus in an effort to educate those parents regarding the importance of immunizing their children against influenza as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(c)Because of the nature and duration of drop-in child care, requirements for preadmission and periodic health examinations and requirements for medically signed records of immunization required for child care facilities shall not apply. A parent of a child in drop-in child care shall, however, be required to attest to the child’s health condition and the type and current status of the child’s immunizations.
(d)Any child shall be exempt from medical or physical examination or medical or surgical treatment upon written request of the parent or guardian of such child who objects to the examination and treatment. However, the laws, rules, and regulations relating to contagious or communicable diseases and sanitary matters shall not be violated because of any exemption from or variation of the health and immunization minimum standards.
Fl. Admin Code § 65C-22.006 Record Keeping.
(1) General Requirements.
(a) Records required to document compliance with Section 402.305, F.S., and rules adopted thereunder, shall be maintained at the facility, and shall be available during the hours of operation for review by the licensing authority.
(b) A copy of all background screening clearance documents for the director and owner must be provided to the department and will become part of the department’s official licensing file.
(c) Copies of required records are acceptable for documentation. Original documents are the property of the party providing the information.
(2) Children’s Health Requirements.
(a) The child care facility is responsible for obtaining for each child in care a current, complete and properly executed Student Health Examination form DH 3040 (June 2002), which is incorporated herein by reference and may be obtained from the local county health department, from the parent or legal guardian or a signed statement by authorized professionals that indicates the results of the components of the Student Health Examination form are included in the health examination. The Student Health Examination shall be completed by a person given statutory authority to perform health examinations.
(b) The Student Health Examination or the signed statement is valid for two years from the date the physical was performed. An up-to-date version must be on file for as long as the child is enrolled at the facility.
(c) The child care facility is responsible for obtaining for each child in care a current, complete and properly executed Florida Certification of Immunization form Part A-1, B, or C, DH 680 (April 2009), or the Religious Exemption from Immunization form, DH 681 (July 2008), which are incorporated herein by reference, from the custodial parent or legal guardian. DH Form 680 and DH Form 681 may be obtained from the local county health department. Immunizations received out-of-state are acceptable; however immunizations must be documented on the Florida Certification of Immunization form and must be signed by a physician practicing in the State of Florida. Specific immunization requirements are included and detailed in the most current edition of the “Immunization Guidelines-Florida Schools, Child Care Facilities and Family Day Care Homes” as promulgated by the Florida Department of Health.
(d) If the custodial parents or legal guardians fail to provide the documentation required in paragraph (a) or
(c) above within 30 days of enrollment, the facility shall not allow the child to remain in the program.
(e) School-aged children attending public or non-public schools are not required to have student health examination and immunization records on file at the child care facility as such records are on file at the school where the child is enrolled.
(f) If the custodial parents or legal guardians need assistance concerning these requirements, the facility shall refer them to the Department of Health or to the child’s physician.
(g) Medical records in this section are the property of the custodial parent or legal guardian and must be returned to them when the child withdraws from the facility. The medical records are transferable if the child attends another facility.
(3) Enrollment Information. The facility operator shall obtain enrollment information from the child’s custodial parent or legal guardian prior to accepting a child in care. This information shall be documented on CF-FSP Form 5219, March 2009, Child Care Application for Enrollment, which is incorporated by reference, or an equivalent form that contains all the information required by the department on CF-FSP Form 5219. CF-FSP Form 5219 may be obtained from the licensing authority or on the department’s website at www.myflorida.com/childcare.
(a) Enrollment information shall be kept current and on file.
(b) The child shall not be released to any person other than the person(s) authorized or in the manner authorized in writing by the custodial parent or legal guardians.
(c) There shall be signed statements from the custodial parents or legal guardian that the child care facility has provided them with the following information:
1. The department child care facility brochure, CF/PI 175-24, October 2007, Know Your Child Care Facility, which is incorporated by reference. This brochure may be obtained from the department’s website at www.myflorida.com/childcare. Local licensing agencies may use an equivalent brochure approved by the department.
2. The child care facility’s written disciplinary policy.
3. Annually, during the months of August and September, the child care facility director must provide parents with information detailing the causes, symptoms, and transmission of the influenza virus. To assist providers the department developed a brochure, CF/PI 175-70, June 2009, Influenza Virus, Guide to Parents, which may be obtained from the department’s website at www.myflorida.com/childcare.
4. Prior to beginning volunteering in a child care facility, a CF-FSP 5217, March 2009, Volunteer Affidavit, which is incorporated by reference, and may be obtained from the department’s website www.myflorida.com/childcare, must be completed and on file at the child care facility for the volunteer.
(4) Personnel Records. Records shall be maintained and kept current on all child care personnel, as defined by Section 402.302(3), F.S., and household members if the facility is located in a private residence. These shall include:
(a) An employment application with the required statement pursuant to Section 402.3055(1)(b), F.S.
(b) Position and date of employment.
(c) CF-FSP Form 5337, March 2009, Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Requirements, which is incorporated by reference, must be signed annually by all child care personnel.
(e) Re-Screening. A screening conducted under this rule is valid for five years, at which time a statewide re-screen must be conducted.
1. Level 2 screening as defined in Section 435.04, F.S., which includes at a minimum Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and local law enforcement records checks. For the purpose of issuing a license, any out-of-state criminal offense, which if committed in Florida, would constitute a disqualifying felony offense, shall be treated as a disqualifying felony offense for screening purposes under this rule.
2. An employment history check must include the previous two years, which shall include the applicant’s job title and a description of their regular duties, confirmation of employment dates, and level of job performance. Failed attempts to obtain the employment history must be documented in the personnel file, and include date, time, and the reason the information was not obtained.
3. CF Form 1649A, January 2007, Child Care Attestation of Good Moral Character, which is incorporated by reference, must be completed for all child care personnel annually or in accordance with the local licensing authority. A copy of the CF Form 1649A may be obtained from the department’s website at www.myflorida.com/childcare.
1. The five year re-screen is required for all child care personnel.
2. The five year re-screen must include, at a minimum, statewide criminal records checks through the FDLE and a local criminal records check.
3. CF Form1649A Child Care Attestation of Good Moral Character must be completed for all child care personnel annually. A copy of the CF 1649A may be obtained from the department’s website at www.myflorida.com/childcare.
4. Re-screening. Re-screening information for all child care personnel must be documented on CF-FSP Form 5131 March 2009, Background Screening and Personnel File Requirements.
5. A copy of all background screening clearance documents for the director and owner must be included in the department’s official licensing file or in accordance with the appropriate local licensing agency requirements.
6. Break In Employment. Child care personnel must be re-screened as outlined in paragraph (4)(d) above following a break in employment in the child care industry that exceeds 90 days.
7. Leave of Absence. If child care personnel take
s a leave of absence, such as maternity leave, extended sick leave, migrant child care programs, etc., re-screening is not required unless the five year re-screen has come due during the leave of absence.
(f) Copies of training information and credentials as described in subsections 65C-22.003(4), (6) and (7), F.A.C., as applicable.
(g) Driver’s license and driver physical examination documentation. A copy of the driver’s license and the physician certification, or another form containing the same elements of the physician certification, granting medical approval to operate the vehicle, and valid certificate(s) of course completion for first aid training and infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures must also be maintained in the driver’s personnel file.
(5) Summary of Records. In addition to the documentation outlined in subsections (1)-(4) above, the following is a list of records that shall be maintained at the facility, and that shall be available during the hours of operation for review by the licensing authority:
(a) Driver’s log must be retained for a minimum of four months as referenced in subparagraph 65C-22.001(6)(f)1., F.A.C.
(b) Documentation of parental permission for field trips must be retained for a minimum of four months as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.001(7)(c), F.A.C.
(c) Facility’s written disciplinary policies as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.001(8)(c), F.A.C.
(d) Daily attendance of children records must be maintained for a minimum of four months as referenced in subsection 65C-22.001(10), F.A.C.
(e) Written record of fire drills must be maintained for a minimum of one year as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.002(7)(f), F.A.C.
(f) Documentation of staff members that have met the first aid and infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training requirement as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.004(2)(b), F.A.C.
(g) Posted emergency telephone numbers, the facility address, and directions to the facility as referenced in subparagraph 65C-22.004(2)(d)1., F.A.C.
(h) Documentation of accidents/incidents must be maintained for one year as referenced in subparagraph 65C-22.004(2)(d)3., F.A.C.
(i) Emergency evacuation plan and emergency preparedness plan as referenced in subparagraph 65C-22.002(7)(h)-(k), F.A.C. Written records of emergency preparedness plan drills must be maintained for one year from each drill.
(j) Record for each child receiving medication must be maintained for a minimum of four months after the last day the child received the dosage as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.004(3)(f), F.A.C.
(k) Sample meal plan for special diet (if applicable). A copy of the physician’s order, a copy of the diet, and a sample meal plan for the special diet must be maintained for as long as the child is in care as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.005(1)(c), F.A.C.
(l) Written documentation of known food allergies (if applicable). Must be maintained for as long as the child is in care as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.005(1)(c), F.A.C.
(m) Daily meal and snack menus, including meal substitutions must be maintained for four months as referenced in paragraph 65C-22.005(1)(d), F.A.C.
TITLE 48. K-20 EDUCATION CODE
CHAPTER 1006. SUPPORT FOR LEARNING
PART II. PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR LEARNING AND STUDENT SERVICES
Fla. Stat. § 1006.69 Vaccination against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B.--
(1) A postsecondary educational institution shall provide detailed information concerning the risks associated with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and the availability, effectiveness, and known contraindications of any required or recommended vaccine to every student, or to the student's parent if the student is a minor, who has been accepted for admission.
(2) An individual enrolled in a p ostsecondary educational institution who will be residing in on-campus housing shall provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B unless the individual, if the individual is 18 years of age or older, or the individual's parent, if the individual is a minor, declines the vaccinations by signing a separate waiver for each of these vaccines, provided by the institution, acknowledging receipt and review of the information provided.
(3) This section does not require any postsecondary educational institution to provide or pay for vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B.