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Minutes for HB2205 - Committee on Health and Human Services

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Vaccinations for meningitis required.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The Chairperson opened the hearing on HB2205.

Norm Furse, Office of the Revisor of Statutes, gave the bill brief on HB2205.

The following proponents appeared before the committee and the written proponents and opponents provided their testimony in written form.


Representative John Eplee, 63rd District, Kansas House of Representatives (Attachment 1);

Rachelle Colombo, Director, Government Affairs, Kansas Medical Society (Attachment 2).

Written proponents:

Barbara Pahud, M.D., MPH, Pediatric Disease Physician, Children's Mercy Hospital (Attachment 3);

Lynn Bozof, President, National Meningitis Association (Attachment 4);

Dr. Lynn Fisher, President, Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (Attachment 5).

Written opponent:

Erik Leon, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 6).

Written neutral:

Jennifer VandeVelde, Director, Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Attachment 7).

A period of time was reserved for questions and answers following the testimony.

The Chairperson closed the hearing on HB2205.