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      RS 40:31.13     


§31.13. Development of immunization registry and tracking and recall system; standards

            The office of public health, a public health unit, or both, or their agents or other providers may develop an immunization registry and an associated tracking and recall system. The developer of any system shall consult providers in developing the system to provide for a simple and efficient system of transferring information. The registry and associated tracking system shall be named the Louisiana Immunization Network (LINKS), and shall include but not be limited to the following:

            (1) Immunization records of all clients born or living within the jurisdiction of the agency that develops the registry.

            (2) A uniform method of tracking, updating, and recording immunization histories of registered clients.

            (3) Procedures formulated in consultation with providers that will allow a provider to provide information to and obtain information from the immunization registry and immunization tracking and recall records without the consent of a client under eighteen years of age or the parent or guardian of such a client.

            (4) Procedures that allow an immunization record of a client to be released to a client or the client's parent, guardian, school, or early learning center.

            (5) A method of notifying the client or parent or guardian of the client when the tracking and recall system indicates that a client is due to receive a scheduled immunization or when the client has missed a scheduled immunization.

            (6) A procedure for sharing or transferring information with any other immunization registry and its associated tracking and recall systems within the state.

            (7) A method for providing or publishing information in aggregate form that does not identify a client.

            (8) Methods assuring that information contained in the immunization registry only be used to track and document immunization status, for other immunization program-related activities, and for associated public health research.

            Acts 1995, No. 798, §1, eff. June 27, 1995; Acts 2019, No. 192, §§1, 2, eff. June 11, 2019; Acts 2022, No. 271, §4.

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