HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-4801. Immunization required. (1) Except as provided in section 39-4802, Idaho Code, any child in Idaho of school age may attend preschool and kindergarten through grade twelve (12) of any public, private, or parochial school operating in this state if otherwise eligible, provided that, upon admission, the parent or guardian shall provide an immunization record to the school authorities regarding the child’s immunity to certain childhood diseases. This record, signed by a physician, the physician’s representative, or another licensed health care professional, shall verify that such child has received or is in the process of receiving immunizations as specified by the state board of health and welfare or can effectively demonstrate, through verification in a form approved by the department of health and welfare, immunity gained through prior contraction of the disease.
(2) Immunizations required and the manner and frequency of their administration shall be as prescribed by the state board of health and welfare and shall conform to recognized standard medical practices in the state. The state board of health and welfare, in cooperation with the state board of education and the Idaho school boards association, shall promulgate appropriate rules for the enforcement of the required immunization program and specify reporting requirements of schools, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
[(39-4801) 1978, ch. 240, sec. 1, p. 624; am. and redesignated 1979, ch. 313, sec. 1, p. 845; am. 1991, ch. 251, sec. 1, p. 619; am. 1992, ch. 102, sec. 1, p. 321; am. 2011, ch. 212, sec. 1, p. 599; am. 2021, ch. 263, sec. 1, p. 810.]
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