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Removes consent for reporting adult vaccinations to the department and registry

Location: AR
Title: Removes consent for reporting adult vaccinations to the department and registry
Identifier: HB 1550
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Passed as Act 541, removes consent for adult immunizations to be entered in the state registry

Description:

UPDATE: 3/20/2015 - HB 1550 passed and is now Act 541. 

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Acts/Act541.pdf - text of final Act 541

UPDATE: 3/14/2015 - HB 1550 was enrolled and sent to the governor on 3/13/2015.  Contact the governor and ask him to veto.

http://governor.arkansas.gov/contact-info - contact information for governor

HB 1550 was introduced on 3/2/2015 and referred to the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.  The bill was returned by the committee with a Do Pass recommendation on 3/5/2015 and passed the full house on 3/9/2015.  This is a very fast pace for any bill.  The bill is now in the senate and was referred to the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor on 3/9/2015. 

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Maggie.

This bill removes current law that requires vaccine providers to obtain consent from adults 22 and older before the provider reports the administration of the vaccine to the department and the vaccine registry.   

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Pages/MemberProfile.aspx?member=Magie - legislative page for Rep. Magie

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Bills/HB1550.pdf - text of HB 1550

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1550

 - status and history for HB 1550