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June 15, 2006

Senate Bill 1046: An Act Creating a Statewide Immunization Registry

Author:
Senator O'Dell

Summary:

This bill would have authorized the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to establish an immunization registry. There is no indication whether this record keeping would be limited to children or would include the general population. Regardless, HSLDA considers such record keeping of personal medical information by the state to be an unnecessary invasion of privacy. Additionally, the increase in the number of state employees to administer this program will create an additional burden on taxpayers. HSLDA opposed this bill.

Status:

1/17/2006Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
4/20/2006 Favorable Report from Committee on Medical Affairs
4/25/2006 Second reading
4/25/2006 Third reading, passed, and sent to House
5/2/2006 Introduced in the House and referred to the Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee.
6/15/2006 Bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this bill.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Apr.-27-2006—South Carolina—Urgent--Immunization Bill Passes Senate

May-8-2006—South Carolina—Urgent--Calls Needed To Stop Immunization Bill

May-18-2006—South Carolina—Immunization Bill Passes House Committee

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