RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) – An immunization bill was proposed yesterday by Immunize Nevada at the Assembly's Education Committee.
The law would require parents to sign a consent form signing the name of the student and the school he visits.
At the moment, parents do not have to provide vaccination information on a standard state form. With this bill, parents would have to submit a form, and each year exemption numbers would be sent to the Department of Public Health and Behavioral Health.
This legislation would allow the State Department of Public Health and Behavioral Health access to vaccination exemptions submitted to schools.
Heidi Parker, Executive Director of Immunize Nevada, says, "So that public health contains the information it needs, especially during an outbreak from our local schools, the number of students excluded from the hotspots That's how they really can access the data. "
One of the public's big concerns about this bill is a data breach.
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The Democratic MEPs (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Connie Munn, who led this bill, made it clear that this prososal would not force parents to have their child vaccinated.