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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1676


Temporary Waiver for a Disaster Impacting the Ability of Children Transferring into a School to Provide Immunization Records

[47 Pa.B. 6280]
[Saturday, October 7, 2017]

 Under 28 Pa. Code § 23.85(h)(2) (relating to responsibilities of schools and school administrators) the Acting Secretary of Health (Secretary) is issuing a temporary waiver of the school immunization requirements in 28 Pa. Code Chapter 23, Subchapter C (relating to immunization). Section 23.85(h)(2) of 28 Pa. Code allows the Acting Secretary to issue a temporary waiver of the regulatory requirements in the event of a disaster impacting the ability of children transferring into a school to provide immunization records. Effective upon publication of this notice, the Acting Secretary has determined that a child unable to provide the necessary immunization records for school attendance due to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Maria may request and receive 90 days from the date of the child's admission to a school in this Commonwealth to comply with the immunization requirements for school admission.

 Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact Thomas McCleaf, Director, Division of Immunizations, 625 Forster Street, Room 1026, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-5681, for speech and/or hearing-impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1676. Filed for public inspection October 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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