Honorable Lois W. Kolkhorst, Chair, House Committee on Public Health
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB574 by Howard, Donna (Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill amends Health and Safety Code, Section 161 to make the Texas immunization registry (ImmTrac) an “opt-out” database, where the information will be in the database unless the person, or their authorized representative, requests its removal. Currently, DSHS is required to verify consent before including immunization-related information in ImmTrac. The bill would also eliminate post-disaster retention periods for data in ImmTrac related to those disasters.
It is assumed that any costs associated with modifications to the ImmTrac registry application to implement the bill changes could be absorbed within existing agency resources.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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