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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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

Section 15D of chapter 76 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-
No newly enrolled full-time student attending a college, university or secondary school who will be living in a dormitory or comparable congregate living arrangement licensed or approved by the college, university or secondary school shall be registered at the institution except upon presentation of a medical certificate that the student has been immunized against meningococcal disease or on the condition that a medical certificate documenting immunization against meningococcal disease shall be provided within 30 days of registration; but a student may be registered at the institution upon certification made, in writing, by a physician who has personally examined the student and in whose opinion the physical condition of the student is such that his health would be endangered by the immunization, or the student has signed a waiver stating that the student has received information provided by the school or the health department containing the information required by this section.

Approved August 9, 2006.