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      RS 40:2023     


§2023.  Availability of immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beginning October 1, 2012, and each year thereafter, each general hospital licensed under this Chapter shall, during the period from October first through March first of the following calendar year, in accordance with the latest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offer the following immunizations to all inpatients sixty-five years of age and older, prior to discharge, unless contraindicated for a patient and contingent upon the availability of a specific payment in addition to the normal or prevailing level of payment, that is at least equal to the product costs and the administrative costs for the immunization over and above the reimbursement for in-patient care and contingent upon the availability of the vaccine:

(1)  Immunization against influenza.

(2)  Immunization against pneumococcal diseases if ordered by the patient's attending physician.

Acts 2012, No. 645, §1.

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