The State of Wyoming and the Department of Health recognize the following sources of authority in regard to immunizations. They are important in protecting Wyoming citizens, enforcing rights and solving conflict.
A state statute is a written law that is enacted by a legislative authority that governs a state. Statutes typically declare, prohibit, prescribe, or command something.
The following immunization-related statutes can be found on the Wyoming Legislature website:
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-1-240. Powers and duties.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-101. Department of health to prescribe rules and regulations; penalty for violation; resisting or interfering with enforcement.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-139. Childhood immunizations.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-4-309. Mandatory immunizations for children attending schools; exceptions.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 14-4-116. Mandatory immunizations for children attending child caring facilities.
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-24-157. Immunization administration-Pharmacies.
Administrative rules are agency regulations that are officially put into effect that have the force and effect of law (statute). Generally these rules expand upon the requirements of a law or policy. Each state has its own set of administrative rules which are passed by the state legislature.
The following Immunization Program administrative rules were made effective February 7, 2018 and in addition to be found below, can also be located on the Wyoming Administrative Rules System website:
Incorporations by Reference
The Department incorporates the following codes, standards, rules, and regulations into the Immunization Administrative Rules by reference. Please see Chapter 1 Definitions and General Provisions for a complete list of information incorporated by reference.
Referenced in Chapter 2, Section 9(a)(xi) of these rules is Wyoming Department of Health, Vaccine Restitution Policy (IMM-001)(Jan. 1, 2017).
Referenced in Chapter 2, Section 9(a)(xi) of these rules is Wyoming Department of Health, Fraud and Abuse Policy (IMM-002) (May 1, 2017).
Referenced in Chapter 3, Section 4(b) of these rules is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 or Younger (Feb. 10, 2017)
Referenced in Chapter 2, Section 8(a)(xi) of these rules is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (January 2019)
Referenced in Chapter 5, Section 4 of these rules is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunization Information System Functional Standards, 2013-2017 (Feb. 2016).
Referenced in Chapter 5, Sections 8(c), 9(a)(ii)(A), and 11(b)(i) of these rules is Wyoming Department of Health, IIS Authorized User Policy (IMM-003) (May 1, 2017).
Referenced in Chapter 5, Section 14 of these rules is Wyoming Department of Health, Creating/Editing IIS Information from an Official Immunization Record Policy (IMM-004) (May 1, 2017)
Questions about the statutes, rules or FAQs can be directed to the Immunization Unit Manager using the contact information above.