The 1st WIN FOR HFI! HB 91 IRIS EXPANSION VOTED DOWN

The 1st WIN FOR HFI! HB 91 IRIS EXPANSION VOTED DOWN

Idaho HB 91 was designed to further expand the Idaho immunization tracking system. The greatest concerns of IRIS is the lack of privacy, security and the inability of parents to confirm their child’s private medical information is expunged when a family choose to OPT OUT. This system is in place to record vaccinations /immunizations (or lack thereof) of children. As Representative Packer said, the State doesn’t feel parents are responsible enough to keep accurate records. Your child’s medical information is automatically entered into a system accessible by health department vendors, health officials, doctors, schools and registered daycare. HB 91 would expand the data tracking with the mandated inclusion of adults.

If you wish to opt your child out of the system you may do so by visiting: the Health and Welfare website

CONCERNS OVER THE OPT OUT SYSTEM: 
Citizens are unable to OPT OUT of this central database until AFTER the child’s private medical information is uploaded into the central database. The Health Department processes the written OPT – OUT request allowing the department several weeks to do so. This request must be made each and every time a person visits a medical facility that has the capability of administering vaccinations.

To learn more details on the bill and the concerns from Health Freedom Idaho read our article.

Numerous Health Freedom Idaho members called and emailed their concerns to the representatives. We were heard! And the results was 44 of our state representatives voted down HB 91 a bill fraught with privacy invasion. 

Watch the entire House Debate from the archives:
http://lso.legislature.idaho.gov/MediaArchive/ShowCommitteeOrMedia.do;jsessionid=92559A4CF43D605E802FDE4D77DC0D5Fchives

How did your rep vote? Take time to send correspondence of thanks or perhaps a question why they voted for the expansion.
THEY ARE LISTENING! Keep educating the legislators of your concerns.

THANK THE 44 WHO VOTED AGAINST HB 91:
(posted in small groups to avoid spam filters) send 4 separate emails of thanks addressing each group in the BCC field: 

hscott@house.idaho.gov, pshepherd@house.idaho.gov, ssyme@house.idaho.gov, jthompson@house.idaho.gov, cntroy@house.idaho.gov, jtrujillo@house.idaho.gov, jvanderwoude@house.idaho.gov, ryoungblood@house.idaho.gov, czito@house.idaho.gov, bzollinger@house.idaho.gov

shartgen@house.idaho.gov, lluker@house.idaho.gov, jholtzclaw@house.idaho.gov, pjordan@house.idaho.gov, rkerby@house.idaho.gov, mkingsley@house.idaho.gov, dmanwaring@house.idaho.gov, pmcdonald@house.idaho.gov, jmonks@house.idaho.gov, dmoon@house.idaho.gov, mmoyle@house.idaho.gov, nater@house.idaho.gov, jpalmer@house.idaho.gov

lclow@house.idaho.gov, tdayley@house.idaho.gov, gdemordaunt@house.idaho.gov, sdixon@house.idaho.gov, jgannon@house.idaho.gov, tgestrin@house.idaho.gov, pgiddings@house.idaho.gov, khanks@house.idaho.gov, sharris@house.idaho.gov,

randerst@house.idaho.gov,armstrong@house.idaho.gov, vbar@house.idaho.gov, mblanksma@house.idaho.gov, gchaney@house.idaho.gov, jboyle@house.idaho.gov, vburtenshaw@house.idaho.gov, gchaney@house.idaho.gov, dcheatham@house.idaho.gov

Is your child in the IRIS database without your knowledge? 
Here is the information to OPT OUT. http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/IdahoImmunizationProgram/InformationforParentsFamilies/ImmunizationRecords/OnlineIRISOptOutForm/tabid/2495/Default.aspx
All children born in Idaho are automatically enrolled. All child who visit a primary care physician are automatically enrolled. All children who submit records to a daycare or school are automatically enrolled. 

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