REFERENCE TITLE: vaccinations; antibody titer testing; notification
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
Representative Barto: Senator Boyer
Amending Title 32, chapter 32, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 32-3226; relating to immunizations.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 32, chapter 32, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 32‑3226, to read:
32-3226. Vaccines; antibody titer testing; notification; definition
A. Beginning January 1, 2020, a health professional shall notify a person to be immunized, or in the case of a child, the child's parent or legal guardian or the person in loco parentis of the child, of all of the following:
1. Before administering any dose of any vaccine against a disease for which naturally acquired immunity may already exist in the individual and for which there is a licensed antibody titer test, the option to consent to an antibody titer test to determine whether the individual has developed positive antibody titer.
2. Before administering a second or subsequent dose of any vaccine for which the primary dose or primary series may sufficiently develop positive antibody titer in the majority of the population and for which there is a licensed antibody titer test, the option to consent to an antibody titer test to determine whether the individual has developed positive antibody titer in response to a previously administered dose or series of the vaccine or an intervening natural infection.
3. Before administering any vaccine or antibody titer test, that there is no state requirement for vaccination or serologic proof of immunity for any individual of any age other than for the attendance of a child at a public or private school and that exemptions from state immunization requirements are available.
B. For the purposes of this section, "antibody titer test" means a test to measure the presence and amount of antibodies in a serum sample against a particular antigen as serologic proof of immunity.