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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2527

 To amend the Public Health Service Act to condition receipt by States 
     (and political subdivisions and public entities of States) of 
   preventive health services grants on the establishment of a State 
requirement for students in public elementary and secondary schools to 
 be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory 
      Committee on Immunization Practices, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 3, 2019

Ms. Wilson of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred 
                to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Public Health Service Act to condition receipt by States 
     (and political subdivisions and public entities of States) of 
   preventive health services grants on the establishment of a State 
requirement for students in public elementary and secondary schools to 
 be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory 
      Committee on Immunization Practices, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Vaccinate All Children Act of 
2019''.

SEC. 2. REQUIRING STUDENTS AT PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 
              TO BE VACCINATED.

    (a) Requirement.--Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 247b) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(n) Requiring Students at Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 
To Be Vaccinated.--
            ``(1) Requirement.--For a State or a political subdivision 
        or other public entity of a State to be eligible to receive a 
        grant under this section, the applicant shall demonstrate to 
        the Secretary's satisfaction that, subject to paragraphs (2) 
        and (3), the State requires each student enrolled in one of the 
        State's public elementary schools or public secondary schools 
        to be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the 
        Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
            ``(2) Exception for child's health.--The funding condition 
        described in paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to a 
        student if a duly registered and licensed physician submits a 
        written certification at the beginning of the school year to 
        the individual in charge of the health program at the student's 
        school--
                    ``(A) certifying that the physician has personally 
                examined the student during the preceding 12 months;
                    ``(B) certifying that, in the physician's opinion, 
                the physical condition of the student is such that the 
                student's health would be endangered by the vaccination 
                involved; and
                    ``(C) demonstrating (to the satisfaction of the 
                individual in charge of the health program at the 
                student's school) that the physician's opinion conforms 
                to the accepted standard of medical care.
            ``(3) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                    ``(A) The term `Advisory Committee on Immunization 
                Practices' means the Advisory Committee on Immunization 
                Practices established by the Secretary, acting through 
                the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and 
                Prevention.
                    ``(B) The terms `elementary school' and `secondary 
                school' have the meanings given to such terms in 
                section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
                Act of 1965.''.
    (b) Application.--The amendment made by subsection (a) applies only 
with respect to fiscal years beginning after the date that is 6 months 
after the date of enactment of this Act.
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