Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Immunization Data Registry Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health may develop and maintain an immunization data registry to collect, store, analyze, release, and report immunization data. Sets forth purposes for which the registry may be used. Sets forth provisions concerning the provision of immunization data to the registry, confidentiality, and the release of information. Establishes immunity for certain entities from civil and criminal liability for certain actions. Provides that a person who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly discloses confidential information contained in the immunization data registry in violation of the Act commits a Class A misdemeanor. Makes other changes. Effective on July 1, 2011.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the immunization data exemption form shall also be accessible from the immunization data registry system itself. Provides that the list of required content to be included in the written information to be disseminated to patients shall also be included in the immunization data exemption forms and adds to that list of required content a description of the immunization data registry and its purpose. Provides that 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. Provides that 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.