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      RS 40:31.16     


§31.16. Parental consent; parental responsibility for immunization; exemptions

            A.(1) Nothing in this Part shall be construed to restrict the registry from providing tracking and recall information to the healthcare provider of a client, parent, or guardian of a minor client.

            (2) General consent for treatment and release of information to other providers or to the office of public health shall be considered consent for sharing historical, current, and future immunization information. In addition, each immunization provider shall comply with at least one of the following requirements:

            (a) Place a poster in the patient registration area notifying patients and parents that the site is participating in the state immunization registry and that immunization data is being shared with the registry.

            (b) Provide each patient or parent a brochure supplied by the office of public health describing the purposes of the registry and notifying patients and parents that they can prohibit data sharing by notifying the healthcare provider not to submit immunization information to the registry.

            B. The immunization record of a client shall be purged from the registry at any time that the client or client's custodial parent or legal guardian requests, in writing, that the immunization record be purged from the registry.

            C. Nothing in this Part shall be construed to mitigate the responsibility of a parent or guardian to have a child of that parent or guardian properly immunized.

            D. Nothing in this Part shall be construed to require immunization or tracking of any child otherwise exempt from immunization requirements for medical or religious reasons.

            Acts 1995, No. 798, §1, eff. June 27, 1995; Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 90, §1; Acts 2019, No. 192, §§1, 2, eff. June 11, 2019.

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