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post #21 of 37
Anyone know how to opt outt of the registry for Washington state? I was searching the child profile pages but couldn't find anything.
post #22 of 37
does anyone know if louisiana has one of these?
post #23 of 37
Thought I should bump this as it's relevant to the other thread about the forced immunization law NY assembly is trying to pass.
NY now has a registry too--not optional, from what I can gather:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/preven...stem/index.htm
post #24 of 37

Louisiana does indeed have a registry

To opt out, you need to call Mr. Quan Le at (504) 838-5300. He works for the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health and is in charge of maintaining the database.

I haven't actually gone through the process yet. I am procrastinating because I expect it to be problematic. When I emailed him asking for the procedure to get removed/opt out he replied back saying I needed to call him and he would walk me through the process. But he also copied his response to me to several powers that be at DHH, including the head of the immunization program. So, needless to say, I'm expecting that they will be full of questions.

When I do actually call him, I'll post my experience.
post #25 of 37
mama1803, please do post your experience. We are new to LA, and I had no idea about this. I have not yet taken my kiddos to the dr, so I know they are not a part of it yet. I wonder if we would not be ever since we do not vax? Why do they have to make this so hard!?!
post #26 of 37
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mama1803, please do post your experience. We are new to LA, and I had no idea about this. I have not yet taken my kiddos to the dr, so I know they are not a part of it yet. I wonder if we would not be ever since we do not vax? Why do they have to make this so hard!?!
I really don't know why this has to be so hard. Both of my kids are partially vaxed, so I am assuming that they are on the registry. But I have not confirmed this. I certainly wasn't told anything about a registry by my ped. I feel it is a huge invasion of privacy. Isn't it enough that the ped has records? We have decided to stop vaxing and I really feel like it is imperative to get my LOs off the registry, if they are indeed on there.

I don't know why I am so paranoid to give Mr. Le a call. Dh and I are completely comfortable with our decison to stop vaxing, but I really have this feeling that I am going to have a hard time with DHH. I don't feel like I should have to justify our decision to anyone, kwim? The fact that half of the health department has now seen my email about wanting out tells me they take this stuff really seriously, so I have no doubt they'll be full of questions.

Anyway, I'm going to make the call soon and just be done with it. I promise to post my experience.
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by gardenmom View Post
Thought I should bump this as it's relevant to the other thread about the forced immunization law NY assembly is trying to pass.
NY now has a registry too--not optional, from what I can gather:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/preven...stem/index.htm
NYS has had a registry for a few years now, but up until January 2008 we were able to opt out. Now everyone is enrolled at birth and the type of exemption for non-vaxers is recorded.
post #28 of 37
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Yes you are just being paronoid!! :LOL



I can't really tell if Oregon has one but since my children were born in California I would assume they are not in it if they do.
Oregon seems to have one, we received a reminder postcard from DHS this week.


It's disturbing.


Previously we received a reminder letter from our health insurance company reminding us that they cover the cost of vax's but I had no idea the State was also keeping track.
post #29 of 37
For Idaho, parents must actively choose to opt in, not opt out. My doc pushes it at every visit.

(New Yorkers take note: ID is one of those lucky states that allow religious AND philosophical exemptions. Ready to move out West? )

First, they sell the idea to parents as a convenient reminder system:
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.go...ersion=Staging

But ultimately, it's for the convenience of providers:
https://iris.idaho.gov/irisweb/main.jsp

If you click on "What is IRIS?," you get:
"This web application allows enrolled users to conveniently search for patients in the Idaho State Immunization Central Registry and to view the patients' vaccination record and forecasting schedule . . ."
post #30 of 37
frightening. makes me furious. south carolina has one. my dd had 3 shots, my ds, none. duly noted on the registry im sure. so SNEAKY of them to use the HIPAA form to do this too. seems like it'd be illegal to do this. im scared to "stir up the waters" and opt out of it now, too.
anyone who knows anything about SC feel free to share!
post #31 of 37
When we lived in md I had to opt out of this. !st the nurses said they "did not think" that there was such a thing. I had to ask 5 times for the form. I just hope they DID end up putting it threw.
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by *Erin* View Post
frightening. makes me furious. south carolina has one. my dd had 3 shots, my ds, none. duly noted on the registry im sure. so SNEAKY of them to use the HIPAA form to do this too. seems like it'd be illegal to do this. im scared to "stir up the waters" and opt out of it now, too.
anyone who knows anything about SC feel free to share!
From my research they tried to pass a bill establishing it in 2006, but it never passed....
post #33 of 37
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When we lived in md I had to opt out of this. !st the nurses said they "did not think" that there was such a thing. I had to ask 5 times for the form. I just hope they DID end up putting it threw.
Hi laralee! I live in Maryland. What is it that I need to ask for to opt out of the registry. And who do I ask, if you don't mind.
post #34 of 37
I asked for the "form to opt out" at my doctors office. Asked the chick up front, then a new nurses, then the doctor. You can print it out online, but I just asked there.



If, and the nurse goes "but how will your child next doctor get his vax records if you leave our office?" Im like uhhhh, I will get copies?? lol
post #35 of 37
Here's the Oregon law:

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/imm/law/orsalert.shtml

and here's the registry:

http://www.immalert.org/new/

Scary finding: It also includes adults. I would also think that the new provision to track adults would mean that most kids would end up on it, even if you have a GP and don't do WBVs...don't you think?
post #36 of 37
Oh, here's the opt-out

The law allows authorized parents or guardians to exempt their children from ALERT for health and safety reasons. Contact ALERT directly to exempt your child, 1-800-980-9431.
post #37 of 37
Minnesota DOES have a registry, but it's fairly easy to opt-out.

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...ry/basics.html

I opted out via email, I just had to email the regional coordinator and answer a couple of questions to verify my identity.

Here's the list (of course, they don't link to this on the MDH page, I had to Google to find it ) of the regional coordinators:

http://156.98.150.11/divs/idepc/immu...p/hpbasics.pdf
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