Senate Bill 107: Immunization Records Can be Released to DHS Without Parent's Consent

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Last Updated: 2/22/2011
Senate Bill 107: Immunization Records Can be Released to DHS Without Parent's Consent
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Introduced at the request of Governor John A. Kitzhaber for the Oregon Health Authority
Summary:

Senate Bill 107 would greatly expand the current public health immunization tracking system in Oregon. Under the bill, the Department of Human Services and its agents would have access to all immunization records of children without the consent of their parent in order to provide "outreach" to those they are investigating. The DHS caseworkers would specifically be able to provide outreach to all "clients" who have missed immunizations, hearing or lead screenings, or other public health interventions designated by rule of the Oregon Health Authority. The information accessible to DHS and a number of other local and state governmental agencies would include all immunization information as well as the child or adult's name, address, phone number, insurance carrier, and health care provider.

Senate Bill 107 would allow DHS workers to access your child's immunization records without your consent and then use it to provide "outreach" to you and your child.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/10/2011 (Senate) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
01/12/2011 (Senate) Referred to Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy.
03/01/2011 (Senate) Public Hearing held.
04/18/2011 (Senate) Passed Senate
05/11/2011 (House) Passed House
05/19/2011 Governor Signed

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