Human Papillomavirus vaccination initiative.
The Department of Health may offer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to any
woman who is at least eleven years of age and less than nineteen years of age to help protect
against the virus that causes cervical cancer at an estimated cost of nine million two hundred
thousand dollars. The Department of Health may expend up to four hundred thousand dollars of
general funds and the Department of Social Services may expend up to one million three hundred
thousand dollars of general funds from their fiscal year 2007 budgets.
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full
force and effect from and after its passage and approval.