Title 18: Health
Chapter 21: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
18 V.S.A. § 1129. Immunization registry
§ 1129. Immunization registry
(a) A health care provider shall report to the department all data regarding immunizations of adults and of children under the age of 18 within seven days of the immunization, provided that required reporting of immunizations of adults shall commence within one month after the health care provider has established an electronic health records system and data interface pursuant to the e-health standards developed by the Vermont information technology leaders. A health insurer shall report to the department all data regarding immunizations of adults and of children under the age of 18 at least quarterly. All data required pursuant to this subsection shall be reported in a form required by the department.
(b) The department may use the data to create a registry of immunizations. Registry information regarding a particular adult shall be provided, upon request, to the adult, the adult's health care provider, and the adult's health insurer. A minor child's record also may be provided, upon request, to school nurses, and upon request and with written parental consent, to licensed day care providers, to document compliance with Vermont immunization laws. Registry information regarding a particular child shall be provided, upon request, to the child after the child reaches the age of majority and to the child's parent, guardian, health insurer, and health care provider. Registry information shall be kept confidential and privileged and may be shared only in summary, statistical, or other form in which particular individuals are not identified. (Added 1997, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2007, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 11.)