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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 307        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1093

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to protecting against the transmission of Pertussis .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 307        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1093

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1093) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation for protection against the transmission of Pertussis .  Public Health. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to protecting against the transmission of Pertussis .

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 226: The commissioner shall adopt regulations requiring hospitals to provide parents of newborns educational information on Pertussis disease and the availability of a vaccine to protect against Pertussis. This educational information shall include, but need not be limited to, information on the Center for Disease Control's recommendation that parents receive Tdap during the post partum period to protect their newborns from the transmission of Pertussis. This information shall be given to parents prior to the discharge of the newborn.

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