HB1669 (2024) Detail

Relative to restricting data sharing through the state immunization registry.


HB 1669-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

22Feb2024... 0619h

11Apr2024... 1274h

2024 SESSION

24-2655

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1669-FN

 

AN ACT relative to restricting data sharing through the state immunization registry.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Layon, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

The bill prohibits the department of health and human services from sharing data from the state immunization registry with other organizations unless the department can assure withdrawals from the registry will be honored by the organization.  The bill also establishes a position in the department of health and human services to assist in implementation and makes appropriations to the department therefor.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Feb2024... 0619h

11Apr2024... 1274h 24-2655

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to restricting data sharing through the state immunization registry.

 

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

 

1 New Paragraph; State Immunization Registry; Data Sharing. Amend RSA 141-C:20-f by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a. Prior to entering into an agreement to share personally identifiable information with any other organization, including but not limited to, other state immunization information systems, the department shall ensure that withdrawals under paragraph III-a will be honored by that organization. This paragraph shall not apply to personally identified information extracted from the state immunization information system by health care providers who care for their patients.

2  Department of Health and Human Services; Division of Public Health Services, State Immunization Registry; Data Sharing; Classified Position Established; Appropriation.

I.  A systems development specialist IV (Labor Grade 26, Step 3) position is established in the department of health and human services to support the department’s division of public health services to complete development, testing, implementation, and ongoing maintenance and quality assurance activities as a result of statutory changes made in this act.

II.  The sum of $107,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2025, is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services for the purpose of funding the position established in paragraph I, including related office and travel expenses.  In addition to the appropriation and notwithstanding RSA 14:30-a, the department may accept and expend matching federal funds without prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for the general fund portion of said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

III.  Additionally, the non-lapsing sum of $80,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2025, is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services for the purpose of funding the required one-time enhancement to the New Hampshire immunization information system (NHIIS) as a result of this act.  In addition to the appropriation and notwithstanding RSA 14:30-a, the department may accept and expend matching federal funds without prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for the general fund portion of said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 1 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBA

24-2655

Amended 3/6/24

 

HB 1669-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2024-0619h)

 

AN ACT relative to restricting data sharing through the state immunization registry.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Revenue Fund(s)

None

Expenditures

$0

$161,000 - $181,000

$102,000

$105,000

Funding Source(s)

General Fund

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] No

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] No

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from sharing personally identifiable data from the NH Immunization Information System (NHIIS) with other organizations unless withdrawals will be honored by that organization.  The bill states that this prohibition shall not apply to information extracted from the NHIIS by health care providers who care for their patients.  The Department states that as amended, the bill will require a one-time enhancement to the NHIIS platform, costing $60,000 - $80,000 in FY25.  In addition, the change will necessitate one ongoing Development Specialist IV position to complete development, testing, implementation, and ongoing maintenance and quality assurance activities.  Salary and benefits for this position are expected to cost $101,000 in FY25, $102,000 in FY26, and $105,000 in FY27.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 14, 2024 2024-0619h
April 3, 2024 2024-1274h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 2, 2024 House Exec Session
April 3, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1669 Revision: 41638 Date: April 11, 2024, 4:37 p.m.
HB1669 Revision: 41523 Date: April 3, 2024, 1:19 p.m.
HB1669 Revision: 41020 Date: March 6, 2024, 9:34 a.m.
HB1669 Revision: 40878 Date: Feb. 14, 2024, 2:56 p.m.
HB1669 Revision: 40502 Date: Dec. 15, 2023, 4:02 p.m.

Docket


April 16, 2024: Introduced 04/11/2024 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 10


April 11, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1274h: MA VV 04/11/2024 HJ 11


April 11, 2024: Amendment # 2024-1274h: AA VV 04/11/2024 HJ 11


April 3, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-1274h 04/03/2024 (Vote 25-0; RC) HC 14 P. 16


March 27, 2024: Executive Session: 04/02/2024 11:30 am LOB 210-211


March 12, 2024: Division Work Session: 03/22/2024 12:00 pm LOB 210-211


March 12, 2024: Division Work Session: 03/18/2024 12:00 pm LOB 210-211


March 7, 2024: Division Work Session: 03/11/2024 01:00 pm LOB 210-211


Feb. 28, 2024: Division Work Session: 03/06/2024 03:00 pm LOB 210-211


Feb. 22, 2024: Referred to Finance 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0619h: MA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 22, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0619h: AA VV 02/22/2024 HJ 6


Feb. 14, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0619h 02/14/2024 (Vote 19-0; RC)


Feb. 7, 2024: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/14/2024 09:30 am LOB 210-211


Jan. 25, 2024: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/07/2024 11:00 am LOB 206-208


Jan. 17, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/25/2024 11:15 am LOB 210-211


Dec. 15, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1