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SB 1618: Declarations of a Public Health Emergency

GENERAL BILL by Yarborough

Declarations of a Public Health Emergency; Providing that the administration of vaccines is not included within the meaning of the terms “treat,” “treated,” or “treatment” as they relate to public health emergencies; revising provisions related to the expiration and renewal of declarations of a public health emergency; authorizing an individual to refuse examination, testing, or treatment under a State Health Officer’s order during a public health emergency by submitting a written refusal to the State Health Officer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023

Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Health Policy

Bill Text [pdf]

Current Bill Version Posted: 03/03/2023 at 02:12 PM

  • Senate Committee References (3)

    1. Health Policy (HP)
    2. Judiciary (JU)
    3. Rules (RC)
  • Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Last Action and Location Relationship Learn more about bill relationships
    H 1487 (c1) by Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee
    Declarations of a Public Health Emergency
    Last Action: 5/5/2023 H Died in State Affairs Committee
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    Citation and Catchline Location in Bill
    381.00315 Public health advisories; public health emergencies; isolation and quarantines. Page 1 [pdf]
  • Bill History

    S = Senate, H = House

    Date Chamber Action
    3/3/2023 S • Filed
    3/9/2023 S • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules
    3/14/2023 S • Introduced
    5/5/2023 S • Died in Health Policy
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