UPDATE: 5/20/2022 - HB 1488 signed by the governor and enacted as Chapter 74, effective 7/19/2022.
UPDATE: 4/21/2022 - HB 1488 passed the Senate.
UPDATE: 4/13/2022 - HB 1488 passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in a 5-0 vote.
UPDATE: 4/8/2022 - HB 1488 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30 AM in State House Room 100. Agenda - https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/schedule/eventDetails.aspx?event=7378&et=1
UPDATE: 3/17/2022 - HB 1488 referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
UPDATE: 3/15/2022 - HB 1488 passed the House.
UPDATE: 3/10/2022 - HB 1488 passed the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in unanimous vote.
UPDATE: 3/2/2022 - HB 1488 is scheduled for executive session in the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee on Monday, March 7th at 9:30 AM in Legislative Office Building Room 210-211. Agenda - https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/schedule/eventDetails.aspx?event=7109&et=11
UPDATE: 2/18/2022 - HB 1488 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd at 1:30 PM in Legislative Office Building Room 210-211. Agenda - https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/schedule/eventDetails.aspx?event=6985&et=1
HB 1488 was prefiled on 12/3/2021 to be introduced on 1/5/2022 and referred to the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee. This bill is sponsored by Representative Prout.
Under current law, 141-C:20-f X Immunization Registry, health care providers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals who have chosen not to participate in the state's immunization registry.
HB 1488 expands the prohibition of discrimination to include schools, child care agencies, and government health agencies or researchers.
While well-intended, this bill could be improved to ensure that all participation in the immunization registry is opt-in, rather than opt-out. Presently, NH law allows health care providers to report immunization data to the registry, unless the patient actively refuses. The bill should also be amended to prohibit anyone with registry access from discriminating against participants who choose not to be in the registry.
http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/legacy/bs2016/bill_docket.aspx?lsr=2369&sy=2022&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2022&txtbillnumber=hb1488 - text, status, and history of HB 1488.