Definitions Used in the Immunization Rules
(1)“Certificate of Immunization Status” means a form provided or approved by the Public Health Division on which to enter the child’s immunization record.
(2)“Complete” means a category assigned to any child whose record indicates that the child is fully immunized or has immunity documentation as specified by OAR 333-050-0050 (Immunization Requirements)(2) or (6).
(3)“Contraindication” means either a child or a household member’s physical condition or disease that renders a particular vaccine improper or undesirable in accordance with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
(4)“County Immunization Status Report” means a report submitted by the local health department (or school or facility if there is no local health department) to the Public Health Division to report annually the number of children as specified, in the area served, and the number susceptible to the vaccine preventable diseases covered by these rules.
(5)“Evidence of Immunization” means an appropriately signed and dated statement indicating the month, day and year each dose of each vaccine was received.
(6)“Exclude” or “Exclusion” means not being allowed to attend a school or facility pursuant to an Exclusion Order from the local health department based on non-compliance with the requirements of ORS 433.267 (Immunization of school children)(1), and these rules.
(7)“Exclusion Order for Incomplete Immunization or Insufficient Information” means a form provided or approved by the Public Health Division for local health department and Public Health Division use in excluding a child who, based on the child’s record, is in non-compliance with the vaccine requirements of OAR 333-050-0050 (Immunization Requirements)(2) or who has insufficient information on his or her record to determine whether the child is in compliance. Forms submitted for approval must contain the substantive content of the Public Health Division form.
(8)“Exclusion Order for No Record” means a form provided or approved by the Public Health Division for local health department, Public Health Division and school or facility use in excluding a child with no record. Forms submitted for approval must contain the substantive content of the Public Health Division form.
(9)“Exempted Children’s Facilities” are those that:
(a)Are primarily for supervised training in a specific subject, including, but not limited to, dancing, drama, or music;
(b)Are primarily an incident of group athletic or social activities sponsored by or under the supervision of an organized club or hobby group;
(c)Are operated at a facility where children may only attend on a limited basis not exceeding four different days per year; or
(d)Are operated on an occasional basis by a person, sponsor, or organization not ordinarily engaged in providing child care.
(10)“Exemption” means either a documented medical or nonmedical exemption.
(11)“Health Care Practitioner” means a practitioner of the healing arts who has within the scope of the practitioner’s license, the authority to order immunizations, to include: M.D., D.O., N.D., nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, or a registered nurse working under the direction of an M.D., D.O., N.D. or nurse practitioner.
(12)“Immunity Documentation” means a written statement signed by a physician or an authorized representative of the local health department that the child should be exempted from receiving specified immunizations due to a disease history based on a health care practitioner’s diagnosis or the results of an immune titer.
(13)“Incomplete” means a category assigned to any child whose record indicates, on or before the date the Primary Review Summary form is due at the local health department, that the child:
(a)Is not fully immunized as required in OAR 333-050-0050 (Immunization Requirements)(2); and
(b)Does not have a completed exemption or immunity documentation for a vaccine for which the child is not fully immunized.
(14)“Insufficient” means a category assigned to any child whose record does not have enough information to make a proper determination about the child’s immunization status, including unsigned records, vaccine dates before day of birth, dates out of sequence, and missing doses in the middle of a vaccine series. This category does not apply to signed but undated records.
(15)“Local Health Department” means the District or County Board of Health, Public Health Officer, Public Health Administrator or local public health agency having jurisdiction within the area.
(16)“Main Office” means a central administrative location at the school or children’s facility where immunization rates are made available to parents.
(17)“Medical Exemption” means a document signed by a physician or an authorized representative of the local health department stating that the child should be exempted from receiving specified immunizations based on a medical diagnosis resulting from a specific medical contraindication.
(18)“New Enterer” means a child who meets one of the following criteria:
(a)Infants or preschoolers attending an Oregon facility;
(b)Infants or preschoolers attending a drop-in facility on five or more different days within one year;
(c)Children initially attending a school at the entry level (prekindergarten, kindergarten or the first grade, whichever is the entry level);
(d)Children from a home-school setting initially attending a school or facility at any grade (preschool through 12th grade); or
(e)Children initially attending a school or facility after entering the United States from a foreign country at any grade (preschool through 12th grade).
(19)“Non-Compliance” means failure to comply with any requirement of ORS 433.267 (Immunization of school children)(1) or these rules.
(20)“Nonmedical Exemption” means a document, on a form prescribed by the Public Health Division, signed by the parent stating that the parent is declining one or more immunizations on behalf of the child, and including documentation of completion of the vaccine educational module or a signature from a health care practitioner verifying discussion of risks and benefits of immunization.
(21)“Post-Secondary Education Institution” means:
(a)A state institution of higher education under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Higher Education;
(b)A community college operated under ORS Chapter 341 (Community Colleges);
(c)A school or division of Oregon Health and Science University; or
(d)An Oregon-based, generally accredited, private institution of higher education, where:
(A)Oregon-based, generally accredited includes any post-secondary institution described in OAR 583-030-0005 (Purpose and Scope)(2) or classified as exempt under ORS 348.604 (Exemption from ORS 348.594 to 348.615); and
(B)Private institution refers to any non-public post-secondary education institution.
(22)“Primary Review Summary” means a form provided or approved by the Public Health Division to schools and facilities for enclosure with records forwarded to the local health department for secondary review and follow up. Forms submitted for approval must contain the substantive content of the Public Health Division form.
(23)“Primary Review Table” means a document provided by the Public Health Division for the judgment of compliance or non-compliance with the required immunizations.
(24)“Public Health Division” means the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division.
(25)“Record” means a statement relating to compliance with the requirements of ORS 433.267 (Immunization of school children)(1)(a) through (c) and these rules.
(26)“Restrictable Disease” means a communicable disease for which the local health department or administrator has the authority to exclude a child as described in OAR 333-019-0010 (Disease Related School, Child Care, and Worksite Restrictions: Imposition of Restrictions) through 333-019-0014 (Disease Related School, Child Care, and Worksite Restrictions: Removal of Restrictions).
(27)“School Year” means an academic year as adopted by the school or school district (usually September through June).
(28)“Susceptible” means being at risk of contracting one of the diseases covered by these rules, by virtue of being in one or more of the following categories:
(a)Not being complete on the immunizations required by these rules;
(b)Possessing a medical exemption from any of the vaccines required by these rules due to a specific medical diagnosis based on a specific medical contraindication; or
(c)Possessing a nonmedical exemption for any of the vaccines required by these rules.
(29)“These Rules” means OAR 333-050-0010 (Definitions Used in the Immunization Rules) through 333-050-0140 (Second Dose Measles in Community Colleges).
(30)“Transferring Child” means a child moving from:
(a)One facility to another facility, only when records are requested in advance of attendance from a previous facility;
(b)One school in this state to another school in this state when the move is not the result of a normal progression of grade level; or
(c)A school in another state to a school in this state.
(31)“Up-to-Date” means not complete, currently on schedule and not subject to exclusion, based on the immunization schedule for spacing doses, as prescribed in OAR 333-050-0120 (Immunizations Schedules for Spacing of Doses).
(32)“Vaccine Educational Module” means a resource approved by the Public Health Division to fulfill the requirement of receiving information about the risks and benefits of immunization in order to claim a nonmedical exemption.
Rule 333-050-0010 — Definitions Used in the Immunization Rules,