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      RS 40:31.12     


§31.12. Definitions

            As used in this Part, the following definitions shall apply:

            (1) "Client" means any person registered with any Louisiana immunization tracking and recall system.

            (2) " Early learning center" means a facility licensed as an early learning center under the provisions of the Early Learning Center Licensing Act, R.S. 17:407.31 et seq.

            (3) "Immunization record" means a client's medical record related to the client's receipt of immunizations. An immunization record shall only include:

            (a) The name and social security number of the client.

            (b) The date and place of birth of the client.

            (c) The hospital where the client was born.

            (d) The name of the client's mother or legal guardian.

            (e) A list of any immunizations received.

            (f) The date of each immunization received.

            (g) A report of any complication or side effect associated with a particular immunization.

            (4) "Immunization registry" means any listing of clients and information relating to their immunization status.

            (5) "Immunization tracking and recall record" is a record that includes but is not limited to the client's name, address of the client or parent or guardian of the client, telephone number, provider, and other information needed to send reminder cards to, to place telephone calls to, or to personally contact the client or the parent or the guardian of a client for the purposes of informing the client, parent, or guardian that the client is due for a recommended immunization or is late in receiving a recommended immunization.

            (6) "Provider" means any health care provider or facility licensed to provide health care services in Louisiana, any managed health care system, health maintenance organization, health service contractor, or insurance carrier, or the Louisiana Medical Assistance Program.

            (7) "Public health unit" means any facility acting under the supervision and advice of the state health officer and the office of public health, including any state-operated or contracted public health clinic.

            (8) "School" means any institution or facility which provides for education of children in grades one or above, which shall include any kindergarten or prekindergarten attached thereto.

            (9) "Tracking and recall system" means a system associated with an immunization registry designed to contact clients listed in the registry to assist in the completion of the immunization series in a timely manner.

            Acts 1995, No. 798, §1, eff. June 27, 1995; Acts 2019, No. 192, §1, eff. June 11, 2019.

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