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PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 527/) Immunization Data Registry Act.

410 ILCS 527/1

    (410 ILCS 527/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Immunization Data Registry Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/5

    (410 ILCS 527/5)
    Sec. 5. Definition. For the purpose of this Act, "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/10

    (410 ILCS 527/10)
    Sec. 10. Development of registry; purposes.
    (a) The Department may develop and maintain an immunization data registry to collect, store, analyze, release, and report immunization data.
    (b) Data in the immunization registry may be used only for the following purposes:
        (1) To ensure that necessary immunizations are
    
provided and over-immunization is avoided.
        (2) To assess immunization coverage rates.
        (3) To determine areas of under-immunization and
    
other epidemiological research for disease control purposes.
        (4) To document that required immunizations have been
    
provided as required for school or child care admission.
        (5) To determine coverage levels for various
    
subpopulations (geographic, racial and ethnic, and age groups) in this State.
        (6) To accomplish other public health purposes as
    
determined by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/15

    (410 ILCS 527/15)
    Sec. 15. Provision of immunization data to registry; exemption forms; written information on immunization registry.
    (a) A health care provider, physician's designee, or pharmacist's designee may provide immunization data to be entered into the immunization data registry in a manner prescribed by the Department and for the purposes allowed under this Act unless the patient or the patient's parent or guardian, if the patient is less than 18 years of age, has completed and filed with the provider, physician's designee, or pharmacist's designee a written immunization data exemption form.
    (b) The Department shall create and provide copies of immunization data exemption forms to health care providers who are authorized to administer immunizations and individuals who request the form. The forms shall also be accessible from the immunization data registry system itself.
    (c) The Department shall distribute to health care providers, upon request, written information to be disseminated to patients that describes the immunization data registry. The written information and the immunization data exemption forms must include all of the following information:
        (1) A description of the immunization data registry
    
and its purpose.
        (2) That the health care provider may report
    
immunization data to the Department to be entered into the immunization data registry.
        (3) That the patient or the patient's parent or
    
guardian, if the patient is less than 18 years of age, has a right to exempt disclosure of immunization data to the registry and may prevent disclosure by signing an immunization data exemption form.
        (4) That the patient or the patient's parent or
    
guardian, if the patient is less than 18 years of age, may have the individual's information removed from the immunization data registry.
        (5) Instructions on how to have the information
    
removed.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/17

    (410 ILCS 527/17)
    Sec. 17. Immunization data exemption form; immunization providers. Before entering immunization data into the immunization data registry, authorized immunization providers who provide immunization data into the immunization data registry shall provide the patient or the patient's parent or guardian, if the patient is less than 18 years of age, with a printed immunization data exemption form at least once. The printed immunization data exemption form may be distributed in conjunction with the Vaccine Information Statements that are required to be disseminated by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act before giving any vaccine containing diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), influenza, pneumococcal conjugate, meningococcal, rotavirus, human papillomavirus (HPV), or varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/20

    (410 ILCS 527/20)
    Sec. 20. Confidentiality of information; release of information; statistics; panel on expanding access.
    (a) Records maintained as part of the immunization data registry are confidential.
    (b) The Department may release an individual's confidential information to the individual or to the individual's parent or guardian if the individual is less than 18 years of age.
    (c) Subject to subsection (d) of this Section, the Department may release information in the immunization data registry concerning an individual to the following entities:
        (1) The immunization data registry of another state.
        (2) A health care provider or a health care
    
provider's designee.
        (3) A local health department.
        (4) An elementary or secondary school that is
    
attended by the individual.
        (5) A licensed child care center in which the
    
individual is enrolled.
        (6) A licensed child-placing agency.
        (7) A college or university that is attended by the
    
individual.
    (d) Before immunization data may be released to an entity, the entity must enter into an agreement with the Department that provides that information that identifies a patient will not be released to any other person without the written consent of the patient.
    (e) The Department may release summary statistics regarding information in the immunization data registry if the summary statistics do not reveal the identity of an individual.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/25

    (410 ILCS 527/25)
    Sec. 25. Immunity for providing data; penalty.
    (a) An entity described in subsection (c) of Section 20 of this Act, the Department, or an agent of the Department who in good faith provides or receives immunization information is immune from civil and criminal liability for the following actions:
        (1) Providing information to the immunization data
    
registry.
        (2) Using the immunization data registry information
    
to verify that a patient or child has received proper immunizations.
        (3) Using the immunization data registry information
    
to inform a patient or the child's parent or guardian of the patient's or child's immunization status or that an immunization is due according to recommended immunization schedules.
    (b) A person who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly discloses confidential information contained in the immunization data registry in violation of this Act commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)

410 ILCS 527/99

    (410 ILCS 527/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1, 2011.
(Source: P.A. 97-117, eff. 7-14-11.)