AB 659 Cancer Prevention Act, as amended. (Aguiar-Curry) This bill would make it the public policy of the state that pupils are advised to adhere to current immunization guidelines, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, regarding full human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization before admission or advancement to the eighth grade level of any private or public elementary or secondary school. It would also make it the public policy of the state that students who are 26 years of age or younger are advised to adhere to current immunizations guidelines regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) before first-time enrollment at all California state public universities and colleges. The bill also expands insurance coverage for cervical cancer screening.
CURRENT STATUS: Signed into law on October 13, 2023