BILL NUMBER: AB 599	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Donnelly

                        FEBRUARY 20, 2013

   An act to amend Section 6926 of the Family Code, relating to
minors.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 599, as introduced, Donnelly. Minors: vaccinations: parental
consent.
   Existing law allows a minor who is 12 years of age or older and
who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or
communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the
diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is
one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the
local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease,
as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.
   This bill would specify that these provisions do not authorize a
minor to receive a vaccine without the consent of the parent or
guardian of the minor.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 6926 of the Family Code is amended to read:
   6926.  (a) A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may
have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or
communicable disease may consent to medical care related to the
diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is
one that is required by law or regulation adopted pursuant to law to
be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually
transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health
Officer.
   (b) A minor who is 12 years of age or older may consent to medical
care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.
   (c) The minor's parents or guardian are not liable for payment for
medical care provided pursuant to this section. 
   (d) This section does not authorize a minor to receive a vaccine
without the consent of the parent or guardian of the minor.