Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/27/2022

Part II. General Information

12VAC5-110-20. Purpose.

This chapter is designed to ensure that all students attending any school in the Commonwealth, are adequately immunized and protected against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubeola, rubella, mumps, haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis B, varicella, pneumococcal, and human papillomavirus disease as appropriate for the age of the student.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-271.2, 32.1-12, and 32.1-46 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-28-300 § 2.1, eff. August 13, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. August 1, 1995; Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 3, 2010.

12VAC5-110-30. Administration.

A. The Board of Health has the responsibility for promulgating regulations pertaining to the implementation of the school immunization law and standards of immunization by which a child attending any school may be judged to be adequately immunized.

B. The State Health Commissioner is the executive officer for the State Board of Health with the authority of the board when it is not in session, subject to the rules and regulations of the board.

C. The local health director is responsible for providing assistance in implementing this chapter to the school divisions in his jurisdiction and for providing immunizations to children determined not to be adequately immunized, who present themselves to the local health department for immunization.

D. The school principals of public schools and the principals, headmasters and directors of nonpublic schools shall require each student attending their institutions to provide documentary proof of immunization against the diseases listed in 12VAC5-110-70.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-271.2, 32.1-12, and 32.1-46 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-28-300 § 2.2, eff. August 13, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. August 1, 1995; Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 3, 2010.

12VAC5-110-40. Application of chapter.

This chapter has general application throughout the Commonwealth.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-271.1, 22.1-271.2, 32.1-12, and 32.1-46 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-28-300 § 2.3, eff. August 13, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. August 1, 1995.

12VAC5-110-50. Application of the Administrative Process Act.

The provisions of the Virginia Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) shall govern the adoption, amendment, modification and revision of this chapter, and the conduct of all proceedings and appeals hereunder.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-271.2, 32.1-12, and 32.1-46 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-28-300 § 2.4, eff. August 13, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. August 1, 1995; Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 3, 2010.

12VAC5-110-60. Powers and procedures of chapter not exclusive.

The board reserves the right to authorize a procedure for enforcement of this chapter which is not inconsistent with the provisions set forth herein and the provisions of Chapter 2 (§ 32.1-35 et seq.) of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-271.1, 22.1-271.2, 32.1-12, and 32.1-46 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-28-300 § 2.7, eff. August 13, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. August 1, 1995.

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