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Vaccination Bill proposed may change Nevada schools current policy

RENO, NEV. (News 4 & Fox 11) – A vaccination bill was proposed by Immunize Nevada yesterday in the Assembly Committee for Education. The bill would require parents to write a consent form to share the name of the student and the school in which they participate. Currently, parents do not need to provide vaccination information on the standard form. This invoice would have parents submit a form and the exception number would be sent to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health each year. This legislation would allow the State Public Health and Behavioral Department to gain access to immunization exemptions submitted to schools. Heidi Parker, Executive Director at Immunize Nevada says, "So public health has information they need, especially during outbreaks from our local schools, so the number of students exempted where these hotspots are so they can really drill down to the data. " One of the major concerns the public has about this proposition is a violation of privacy. News 4 &#821 1; Fox 11 talked to Shannon Bennett, immunization program manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, says, "We will not know the child's name unless there is an outbreak situation, which is HIPPA-compliant and family and privacy law (FERPA ) that already meets. So there is only one Understanding of the situation where these pockets can be worried. If there is a vaccine that can be prevented outbreaks that we can first reach out. " Democratic parish woman Connie Munn, who tracked…

A vaccination bill was proposed by Immunize Nevada yesterday in the Assembly Committee for Education.

The bill would require parents to write a consent form to share the name of the student and the school in which they participate.

Currently, parents do not need to provide vaccination information on the standard form. This invoice would have parents submit a form and the exception number would be sent to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health each year.

This legislation would allow the State Public Health and Behavioral Department to gain access to immunization exemptions submitted to schools.

Heidi Parker, Executive Director at Immunize Nevada says, “So public health has information they need, especially during outbreaks from our local schools, so the number of students exempted where these hotspots are so they can really drill down to the data. “

One of the major concerns the public has about this proposition is a violation of privacy.

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1; Fox 11 talked to Shannon Bennett, immunization program manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, says, “We will not know the child’s name unless there is an outbreak situation, which is HIPPA-compliant and family and privacy law (FERPA ) that already meets. So there is only one Understanding of the situation where these pockets can be worried. If there is a vaccine that can be prevented outbreaks that we can first reach out. ”

Democratic parish woman Connie Munn, who tracked this bill, made it clear that this per oposal would not force parents to have their child vaccinated.

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