An Act To Establish the Universal Childhood Immunization Program
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §12004-G, sub-§15-B is enacted to read:
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Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1066 is enacted to read:
§ 1066. Universal Childhood Immunization Program
An assessment received by the board under paragraph B must be credited to the fund.
An assessment under this subsection must be paid by a health insurer to the board within 90 days after receipt of the notice under paragraph B. The assessment must be credited to the fund.
This bill creates the Universal Childhood Immunization Program to provide immunizations and cover the costs of recommended vaccines for children in the State not covered by the federal Vaccines for Children Program. The bill creates the Maine Vaccine Board to determine the costs of purchasing and administering the vaccines and directs the board to assess these costs to appropriate health insurers in the State based on each insurer's share of nonelderly insureds in the State.