March 09, 2022
2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION
Introduced by Senators Wiener and Pan
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Wicks)
(Coauthor: Senator Newman)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Friedman, Low, Ting, and Akilah Weber)
January 20, 2022
An act to add Section 6931 to the Family Code, relating to minors.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 866, as amended, Wiener.
Minors: vaccine consent.
Existing law prescribes various circumstances under which a minor may consent to their medical care and treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian. These circumstances include, among others, authorizing a minor 12 years of age or older who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease to consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.
This bill would additionally authorize a minor 12 years of age or older to consent to vaccines that meet specified federal agency criteria. The bill would authorize a vaccine provider, as defined, to administer a
vaccine pursuant to the bill, but would not authorize the vaccine provider to provide any service that is otherwise outside the vaccine provider’s scope of practice.