BE HEARD! Health Department Hearings Across Idaho
Immunization Hearings. Please send 3 quick emails today!
We need your support. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be hosting 6 public hearings around the state and one of the important topics will be immunizations, vaccine exemptions, CPS, and medical testing requirements for infants . We encourage you to email a letter and let the Idaho Health Department and your legislators know that you believe that immunizations should be a parental choice, that you are concerned about the overstep of the Health Department through the CPS and/or your concerns about forced medical testing on your newborn. There are hundreds of rules that are open for public comment. You are available to speak on any or all that concern you.
Anyone may submit written comments regarding the proposed rule making. Those comments should be submitted in writing. We have made it easy simply COPY/Paste EMAILS Addresses and compose your email. Be sure to make plans to attend the public hearings, read your comments and support others who are doing the same.
COMMENTS SHOULD GO TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:
- Department of Health firstname.lastname@example.org The executive department that makes the rules and is required to receive public input
- Your legislators It’s so important to include your Representatives and Senator in this email as they are your voice at the Capitol and need to know your concerns in these matters. If you are uncertain of which district you reside you can find their email addresses of your personal legislators <find them here>
- House and Senate Health Committees who will ultimately vote to approve or reject all or parts of the rules in question
HFI Concerns with IDAPA RULES…
The department of Health is under the executive branch and gets to ‘make the rules’ that pertain to the laws the legislators vote on in session. We have seen in the past that the Department stretches the law past its intention in an attempt to bully parents into compliance under their terms and not those of the statute. With closer examination, it appears the Health Department’s administrative rules are rewritten AFTER the legislator’s vote upon them. Does this mean that those ‘writing the rules’ aren’t following the rules??
Whose suppose to keep them accountable? WE ARE- the public!
WHAT DO I SAY?
These are some samples of rules that are unlawful and unconstitutional. Your comments should not be limited to these issues below. Look through the rules and determine if there are other areas that you feel should be brought to the attention of our legislators. (Link to the RULES FROM HEALTH AND WELFARE)
Here is a link to several letters sent by active health freedom Idaho members who volunteered to share.
Health Freedom Idaho believes that the ultimate responsibility to protect the health and the welfare falls not on bureaucrats or politicians but on parents. In order to preserve informed consent, bodily autonomy, parental rights, medical privacy, and doctor-patient privilege ALL medical decisions should be left in the hands of parents and their doctor and not mandated by the state.
Here are an example of rules HFI is concerned about:
RE: IDAPA 16 Department of Health and Welfare Docket 16-0000-1900
16.02.15 and 16.02.11 Requirements for Immunizations
36 required school vaccinations
31 required daycare vaccines (by the age of 2)
These rules violate informed consent, bodily autonomy, parental rights, medical privacy, and doctor-patient privilege.These rules represent a clear violation of human rights as they go beyond the scope of the law and seek to coerce and bully parents into compliance. Forcing the injection of liability-free medical products into an individual in order to participate in education in public and private schools and participate in private business via daycares.
- Rules 16.02.15 and 16.02.11 must be stricken or at very least amended to reflect a “recommendation” rather than a requirement/mandate. The Health and Welfare Department must be more transparent and specify that exemptions are available.
16.02.11 Meningitis for 12th graders for school year 2020/2021
Additional Meningitis vaccination for 12th grade students
This additional vaccine requirement was added for the 20-21 school year under the guise that it would protect potential college-bound students from the exceedingly rare disease that affects less than 400 individuals a year. The Health Department reports that LESS THAN 3 individuals annually in Idaho and NO reported students have been effected in the last decade. The CDC reports that 92% of the college students who got meningitis WERE VACCINATED with this vaccine. Not surprisingly, 99.9% of those who were in favor of the vaccine at public hearings stood to gain financially from the newest Idaho vaccine mandate.The parents of the 30,000 students a year who are now mandated to receive an additional vaccine are not being provided true Informed Consent.
- Additional Vaccination Mandate must be stricken or at very least amended to reflect a “recommendation” rather than a requirement/mandate. The Health and Welfare Department must be more transparent and specify that exemptions are available.
IDAPA 16.03.09 Department of Health & Welfare Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits
Each participant must demonstrate that he has received recommended wellness visits and immunizations for his age prior to earning any points. (3-30-07)
Implying to an already vulnerable population they MUST use a liability-free medical products in compliance with ACIP vaccine schedule discriminates against religious/personal beliefs and personal autonomy.
- Rule 16.02.09 must be stricken. Health and Welfare must be more transparent of parental rights and Idaho law and in no way punish or reward an at-risk population for elective medical procedures.
IDAPA 16.06.12 – Rules Governing the Department of Health and Welfare Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)
ICCP can only receive child care benefits for eligible children. A child is eligible for child care benefits under the following conditions: (4-2-08) 01. Immunizations Requirements. A child must be immunized in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.11, “Immunization Requirements for Children Attending Licensed Daycare Facilities in Idaho.” Child care benefits can continue during a reasonable period necessary for the child to be immunized. Parents must provide evidence that the child has been immunized unless the child is attending school. (4-2-08)
Implying to an already vulnerable population they MUST use a liability-free medical products in compliance with ACIP vaccine schedule discriminates against religious/personal beliefs and personal autonomy. The Health Department should at no time withhold benefits for at-risk families in order to force compliance for an elective liability-free medical procedure.
- Rule 16.06.12 must be stricken. Health and Welfare must be more transparent of parental rights and Idaho law and in no way punish or reward an at-risk population for elective medical procedures.
16.02.12 – PROCEDURES AND TESTING TO BE PERFORMED ON NEWBORN INFANTS
The government-mandated medical procedure must be weighed against the individual’s constitutionally protected interests in personal autonomy and bodily integrity. Mandated testing includes blood draw to test for 47 conditions. All medical decisions need to be left between doctor and parent and should not involve bureaucrats or legislators.
- Rule 16.02.12 Should be stricken or at very least written as a recommendation NOT state mandated medical procedures.
RE: IDAPA 16 Department of Health and Welfare Docket 16-0000-1900f
Rules 16.06.01(559)(01) and (02) Rules for Conducting a CPS Investigation
Are two rules that state anytime CPS is conducting an investigation or comprehensive safety assessment (01) an interview of the child must be conducted. CPS can not constitutionally require an interview of a child under the 4th and 14 amendments of the Constitution. Our bill of rights protects us from the government in areas of search and seizure.
- Rule 16.06.01 (559) 01 and 02 should be stricken as unconstitutional. These rules allow agencies to operate outside the scope of the U.S. Constitution violating rights protected by the 4th and 14th amendments.
Make the MOST of your time and efforts
Be sure to CC your email all the Health and Welfare Committee legislators, your personal legislators <find them here> and Health Freedom Idaho)
BE BOLD! ATTEND THE HEARING!
Can’t speak in front of people?? Be there for moral support. Smile at those speaking in favor of health freedom and parental choice. This is important in ensuring that parent rights, informed consent are preserved in Idaho.
Hearings dates, locations and times.
This is important in ensuring that parent rights, informed consent are preserved in Idaho.
Thursday, Aug 22 1:00pm-4:00pm MT
Medicaid Central Office
3232 Elder Street/rooms D east and west
Friday, Aug 23 1:00pm-4:00pm MT
Region VII Office
150 Shoup Ave/2nd floor conference room
Monday, Aug 26 9:00am-Noon PT
Region I Office
1120 Ironwood Drive/lower level conference room
Tuesday, Aug 27 10:00am-Noon PT
Lewiston State Office Building
1118 F Street/3rd floor conference room
Tuesday, Aug 27 3:00pm-4:30pm PT
Grangeville Senior Center
108 Truck Route Road
Wednesday, Aug 28 1:00pm-4:00pm MT
Region V Office
601 Poleline Road/main conference room