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This bill would make it the public policy of the state that pupils are expected to be fully immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) before admission or advancement to the 8th grade level of any private or public elementary or secondary school. It would also make HPV vaccination a condition of entrance to all California state public universities and colleges with no personal or religious belief exemptions available. The bill also expands insurance coverage for cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination. (For more information, see California Health Coalition Advocacy).



This bill removes the option for parents to file a simple religious exemption for vaccinations with their school district. New process involves standardized, public form issued by the Health Department and requires a doctor’s signature. (For more information, see The Unity Project).


This bill would allow minors ages 12 and up to receive mental health treatment or counseling without parental permission on an outpatient basis or to residential shelter services.


This bill would authorize a parent or guardian of a minor child to consent to the storage of the residual blood sample and the use of the sample for research purposes prior to or at the time the sample is taken. The bill would prohibit any residual newborn screening specimen from being released to any person or entity for law enforcement purposes. (For more information, see California Health Coalition Advocacy).

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