Requirements & Laws
State laws establish vaccination requirements for school children. These laws often apply not only to children attending public schools but also to those attending private schools and day care facilities. States may also require immunization of healthcare workers and of patients/residents of healthcare facilities.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191), familiarly known as HIPAA, established a national platform of consumer privacy protection and marketplace reform.
- HIPAA and Access to Patient Records during AFIX & VFC Visits
- HIPAA and Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention
There is no Federal requirement for informed consent relating to immunization. For state and local regulations, check with your local or state health department.
- Page last reviewed: June 20, 2011
- Page last updated: January 25, 2016
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