Abstract: During any public health emergency relating to an infectious disease, requires regular
reporting by the office of public health of the number of school-age children known to have
Proposed law requires that during any state of public health emergency declared in accordance with
present law and relating to one or more infectious diseases, the office of public health shall transmit
to all of the following recipients, on a weekly basis, a report which provides the total number of
school-age children in this state known to have been infected with each disease addressed by the
public health emergency declaration:
(1) The state superintendent of education.
(2) Each elected member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
(3) Each elected member of the legislature.
Proposed law defines "school-age children" as all children who are at least four years of age and have
not attained the age of eighteen years.
Proposed law stipulates that if a state of public health emergency is in effect on the effective date of
proposed law, then the office of public health shall issue the first report required by proposed law
not later than the seventh day after the effective date of proposed law.
Effective upon signature of governor or lapse of time for gubernatorial action.
(Adds R.S. 40:1272.1 and 1272.2)