AB 1797 Akilah Weber. Immunization registry

Bill Text

Bill History

Introduced by Assembly Member Akilah Weber
(Principal coauthor: Senator Pan)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Low and Wicks)
(Coauthors: Senators Newman and Wiener)


February 07, 2022

"This bill would ....require health care providers and other agencies, including schools, childcare facilities, family childcare homes, and county human services agencies to disclose the specified immunization information, and would add the patient’s or client’s race or ethnicity to the list of information that shall or may be disclosed. By imposing new duties on schools and county human services agencies,...."

"This bill would additionally authorize schools, childcare facilities, family childcare homes, and county human services agencies to use the specified immunization information, in the event of a public health emergency, to perform immunization status assessments of pupils, adults, and clients to ensure health and safety."

Comments: This bill is bad for at least three reasons:

First

Giving our medical information to our healthcare provider is fine but letting others pass our medical information around between themselves is a violation of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) law.

 

Second

SB 1797 is more expensive government bureaucracy which will mean more taxes for Californians. And for what? More government authoritarianism in the name of public safety?

Third

SB 1797 "....would add the patient’s or client’s race or ethnicity to the list of information that shall or may be disclosed."

How many billions of dollars have we already spent in the United States trying to stamp out racism? So why is legislation such as SB 1797 dividing us according to race? SB 1797 is going backwards not forward in our fight against racism.

Contact Information:

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Assemblymember Akilah Weber
1021 O Street, Suite 4130
Sacramento, CA 94249-0079

916 319 2079

Assemblyman Chad Mayes

1021 O Street, Suite 4710

Sacramento, CA 94249-0042

 

(916) 319-2042

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