Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 48. Regulation of Postsecondary Educational Institutions
Section 165. Immunization of Postsecondary Students.
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AS 14.48.165. Immunization of Postsecondary Students.

(a) A postsecondary educational institution in this state shall provide written notice to each student who intends to reside in campus housing before the student's initial period of residence that includes the following information:

(1) meningococcal disease

(A) is a serious illness that can cause death within a few hours of onset; one in 10 cases is fatal, and one in seven survivors of the illness is left with severe disability;

(B) is a contagious but also largely preventable infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid surrounding the brain;

(2) scientific evidence suggests that college students living in campus housing are at a moderately increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease; and

(3) immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the illness.

(b) A student attending a postsecondary educational institution shall sign a document provided by the institution indicating that the student has received

(1) an immunization against meningococcal disease; or

(2) the notice described under (a) of this section.

(c) Nothing in this section may be construed to require a postsecondary educational institution to provide or pay for immunizations against meningococcal disease.

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