25-4-902.5. Immunization prior to attending a college or university - tuberculosis screening process development
(1) Except as provided in section 25-4-903, no student shall attend any college or university in the state of Colorado on or after the dates specified in section 25-4-906 (4) unless the student can present to the appropriate official of the school a certificate of immunization from a licensed physician, licensed physician assistant authorized under section 12-240-107 (6), licensed advanced practice nurse, or authorized representative of the department of public health and environment or county, district, or municipal public health agency stating that the student has received immunization against communicable diseases as specified by the state board of health or a written authorization signed by one parent or guardian or the emancipated student or the student eighteen years of age or older requesting that local health officials administer the immunizations or a plan signed by one parent or guardian or the emancipated student or the student eighteen years of age or older for receipt by the student of the required inoculation or the first or the next required of a series of inoculations within thirty days.
(2) (Deleted by amendment, L. 94, p. 695, 2, effective April 19, 1994.)
(3) (a) Each college and university in Colorado may work to create a tuberculosis screening process with the goal of making the process as uniform as possible for all colleges and universities in the state. The department of public health and environment may attend and participate in any meetings held by the universities and colleges regarding the screening process. The screening process may include a tuberculosis risk questionnaire, a tuberculosis education policy, a clinical review process for each completed questionnaire, and follow-up testing procedures for students who are determined to be at risk for tuberculosis. On or before January 1, 2009, the colleges and universities that work to create a tuberculosis screening process pursuant to this subsection (3) shall report to the health and human services committees of the senate and the house of representatives, or their successor committees, regarding any legislative recommendations necessary regarding a tuberculosis screening process.
(b) This subsection (3) shall not apply to a university or college that provides course work solely online.
Source: L. 91: Entire section added, p. 931, 2, effective April 16. L. 94: Entire section amended, p. 695, 2, effective April 19; (1) amended, p. 2766, 449, effective July 1. L. 2008: (3) added, p. 982, 1, effective July 1; (1) amended, p. 132, 16, effective January 1, 2009. L. 2010: (1) amended, (HB 10-1422), ch. 419, p. 2094, 97, effective August 11. L. 2016: (1) amended, (SB 16-158), ch. 204, p. 728, 18, effective August 10. L. 2019: (1) amended, (HB 19-1172), ch. 136, p. 1702, 157, effective October 1.
Editors note: Amendments to this section by Senate Bill 94-045 and House Bill 94-1029 were harmonized.
Cross references: For the legislative declaration contained in the 1994 act amending subsection (1), see section 1 of chapter 345, Session Laws of Colorado 1994. For the legislative declaration in SB 16-158, see section 1 of chapter 204, Session Laws of Colorado 2016.