Or. Admin. R. 333-050-0020 - Purpose and Intent

(1) The purpose of these rules is to implement ORS 433.235 through 433.284, which require evidence of immunization, a medical or nonmedical exemption, or immunity documentation for each child as a condition of attendance in any school or facility, and which require exclusion from school or facility attendance until such requirements are met.
(2) The intent of the school and facility immunization statutes and these rules is to require that:
(a) A new enterer provide a signed and dated Certificate of Immunization Status form documenting evidence of immunization, documentation of medical or nonmedical exemption, or immunity documentation.
(b) A transferring child provide evidence of immunization, immunity documentation or an exemption:
(A) Within 30 days of initial attendance if records will be requested from a school in the United States;
(B) Prior to initial attendance, as specified in OAR 333-050-0020(2)(a), if records will not be requested from a school in the United States;
(C) Prior to initial attendance, as specified in OAR 333-050-0020(2)(a), if the child is transferring from one facility to another;
(c) A child currently attending not be allowed to continue in attendance without complete or up-to-date evidence of immunization, immunity documentation, or an exemption.
(3) All children's facilities are required to comply with these rules, including but not limited to certified child care centers, certified family child care homes, child care centers exempt from certification, Head Start programs, preschools and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education child care programs.
(4) The only exception is for family child care homes, either registered or exempt from registration, providing child care, six weeks of age to kindergarten entry, in a residential or nonresidential setting. These programs are exempt from all requirements except an up-to-date Certificate of Immunization Status form on each child in attendance.
(5) All schools are required to comply with these rules, including but not limited to public schools, private schools, charter schools, and alternative education programs. Any program that provides educational instruction designed to lead to a high school diploma or transfer into a regular high school program must also comply with these rules.
(6) Nothing prohibits a school, children's facility, or post-secondary educational institution from adopting additional or more stringent requirements than the statutes or rules as long as:
(a) Medical and nonmedical exemptions and immunity documentation are included;
(b) The requirements are in compliance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
(c) Public schools are required to allow transferring students at least 30 days to provide an immunization record.
(7) Nothing in these rules is intended to prevent a person from using or accepting an electronic form, using or accepting an electronic signature as that is defined in ORS 84.004, or using, accepting, transmitting or storing documents electronically.


Or. Admin. R. 333-050-0020
HD 21-1981, f. & ef. 10-21-81; HD 17-1982, f. & ef. 8-13-82; HD 12-1983, f. & ef. 8-1-83; HD 22-1983, f. & ef. 11-1-83; HD 8-1987, f. & ef. 7-15-87; HD 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-91; HD 9-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-92; HD 29-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-2-94; HD 16-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-3-97; OHD 14-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-01, Renumbered from 333-019-0025; OHD 26-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-01; OHD 21-2002, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-02; PH 35-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-04 thru 5-6-05; PH 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-05; PH 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-06; PH 12-2007, f. & cert .ef. 9-27-07; PH 1-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-8-08 thru 6-30-08; PH 6-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-08; PH 16-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-27-08 thru 4-20-09; Administrative correction 5-20-09; PH 13-2009(Temp), f. 12-17-09, cert. ef. 12-21-09 thru 6-18-10; Administrative correction 7-27-10; PH 24-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-10; PH 3-2014, f. 1-30-14, cert. ef. 3-1-14; PH 256-2018, amend filed 11/02/2018, effective 11/12/2018

Tables referenced are available from the agency.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 433.004 & 433.273

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 433.001, 433.004, 433.006 & 433.235 - 433.284

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