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Allows immunization records in the tracking system to be shared with Idaho Health Data Exchange

Location: ID
Title: Allows immunization records in the tracking system to be shared with Idaho Health Data Exchange
Identifier: S 1121
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Signed the governor on 4/3/2015, effective 7/1/2015, Session Law Chapter 253


UPDATE: 4/18/2015 - 

Signed by Governor on 04/03/15

    Session Law Chapter 253

    Effective: 07/01/2015

UPDATE: 4/1/2015 - S 1121 was signed by the senate president and sent to the governor on 3/30/2015.  Contact the governor and ask him to VETO S 1121. 

UPDATE: 3/20/2015 - S 1121 passed the Judiciary Committee and 2nd reading on 3/19/15.  The bill is up for a 3rd and final reading in the house. - agenda for house floor 3rd reading 3/23/2015 - S 1121 is #16 on the agenda for final vote. 

UPDATE: 3/19/2015 - S 1121 passed the full senate by a vote of 25 yes and 10 no.  

YES -- Bair, Brackett, Buckner-Webb, Burgoyne, Cameron, Davis, Guthrie, Hagedorn, Heider, Hill, Jordan, Keough, Lacey, Lee, Lodge, Martin, McKenzie, Patrick, Rice, Schmidt, Siddoway, Stennett, Tippets, Ward-Engelking, Winder

NO -- Bayer, Den Hartog, Johnson, Lakey, Mortimer, Nonini, Nuxoll, Souza, Thayn, Vick

The bill is now in the house and has been referred to the House Health and Welfare Committee.



S 1121 was introduced on 3/3/2015 at the request of the Judiciary Committee.  The bill was referred to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on 3/4/2015.  The bill was read second time and filed for Third Reading on 3/6/2015

This bill allows immunization records to be shared with the Idaho Health Data Exchange. 

This bill also removes current law that allows parents have the information relating to a child to be removed from any databases or files of other entities or persons to which information is the database has been disclosed. 

The statement of purpose says:


Idaho's Immunization Reminder Information System (IRIS), created by Idaho Code § 39-4803 in

1999, is a voluntary registry of the immunization status of Idaho children. This bill would permit

the registry to share immunization data with the Idaho health data exchange, which is monitored

by the Idaho Health Quality Planning Commission under Idaho Code section 56-1054. The Idaho

Health Data Exchange combines data from multiple healthcare data sources into a single electronic

medical record for a patient that can be used by participating healthcare providers who treat the

patient. The bill also removes a requirement that IRIS delete information from third parties, and

clarifies that information obtained from the registry will be handled in accordance with state and

federal laws governing the use of protected health information.

 - text of S 1121 - status and history for S 1121