RS 40:31.14     

§31.14. Authorization of release of immunization records

            A. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, immunization records for use in an immunization registry shall not be considered privileged communications between a healthcare provider and patient when such records are used in accordance with the provisions of this Part. The Louisiana Department of Health, public health units and their agents, providers, parents or guardians, schools, and early learning centers may obtain information from, or provide information to, the immunization record of a client of any immunization registry without the written consent of a client.

            B. A provider, a public health unit, the Louisiana Department of Health, or the agents of any of them, schools, and early learning centers shall not be subject to an action or be liable for sharing information from the immunization record or using information from the immunization tracking and recall record for purposes of tracking immunizations of clients and for outreach to clients who have missed immunizations.

            C. Information in an immunization registry or in the immunization tracking and recall record or derived therefrom is confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person who is not specifically authorized to receive information under this Part.

            Acts 1995, No. 798, §1, eff. June 27, 1995; Acts 2019, No. 192, §1, eff. June 11, 2019.