HB 221  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0205

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 221

 

AN ACT making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37; Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Binford, Graf. 15; Rep. Harvey-Bolia, Belk. 4; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Bordes, Belk. 3; Rep. Pauer, Hills. 26; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Rep. Trottier, Belk. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes the state immunization registry an opt-in program rather than an opt-out program.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0205

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Paragraph; Communicable Disease; Immunization Registry; Opportunity to Opt-In to the Registry.  Amend RSA 141-C:20-f by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  Each patient, or the patient's parent or guardian if the patient is a minor, shall be given the opportunity to opt-in to the immunization registry.  No patient   s immunization or vaccination information shall be entered into the registry without the explicit, written, opt-in consent of the patient, or the patient   s parent or guardian.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 141-C:20-f
latest version: 141-C:20-f