Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 126 - IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
- Section 071-126-1 - DEFINITIONS
- Section 071-126-2 - IMMUNIZATION REQUIRED
- Section 071-126-3 - EXCEPTIONS
- Section 071-126-4 - CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION; EVIDENCE OF IMMUNITY
- Section 071-126-5 - IMMUNIZATION DOSAGE
- Section 071-126-6 - EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL
- Section 071-126-7 - RECORDS AND RECORD-KEEPING
- Section 071-126-8 - REQUIRED REPORTS
SUMMARY: This rule is issued jointly by the Commissioner of Education and the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, within the Department of Health and Human Services, to implement the provisions within ( 20-A MRS §§6352 - 6358 ). It prescribes the dosage for required immunizations for children enrolled and/or attending elementary and secondary schools and defines record-keeping and reporting requirements for school officials. For the purpose of complying with this rule, "licensed" physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants means licensed by the State of Maine.
The Maine State Legislature has designated rules specifying diseases for which immunization is required as major substantive ( 20-A MRS §6358(1) ).
April 26, 1981 - as "Health and Safety Standards"
REPEALED AND REPLACED:
May 29, 1985 - as "Immunization Requirements for School Children"
EFFECTIVE DATE (ELECTRONIC CONVERSION):
May 19, 1996
(APA Office Note: the Department of Human Services amended its version, 10-144 CMR Ch. 261, effective July 14, 1996, but the Department of Education did not simultaneously revise Ch. 126.)
January 15, 2002 -minor formatting, history notes
June 20, 2002 - major substantive
June 6, 2002 - minor formatting and minor corrections based on a clean copy filed with the June 20 filing
December 21, 2016 - filing 2016-227 (a joint rule with the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ch. 261)
May 10, 2018 - filing 2018-060 (a joint rule with the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ch. 261)
9/25/2021- filing 2021- 187 (a joint rule with the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ch. 261)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 20-A M.R.S. §§ 6352 - 6359