HB221 (2021) Detail

Making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program.


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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

Links

HB221 at GenCourtMobile
HB221 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 8, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB221 Revision: 31507 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

Docket


: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 14-7; RC)


Feb. 8, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/08/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92769044991 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 39


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs