H 5541 and S 676 authorize the Department of Health to create an adult immunization registry upon which the burden to opt out would rest on each individual. In objecting to the bill, we noted that databases containing private medical information should instead require patients to opt in. We also expressed concern over the potential expansiveness of the registry and the data it would be authorized to collect and maintain. This legislation has passed both the House and the Senate.
Immunization Registry (H 5541, S 676)