CO Health Dept. Trying to Circumvent Federal Law That Protects Student Privacy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Our thanks to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) for alerting CCHF to pending CO legislation. The following is a CCHF-edited version of the alert they shared with us:

Dear Friends of Health Freedom, A bill in Colorado poses a dangerous precedent. There is a public hearing THIS THURSDAY and NVIC is asking for your help to oppose it.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pushing a bill, HB 1164, which would allow it to directly gather data on families that delay or avoid vaccinations. Parents would be required to submit exemption claims directly to the government for state storage, analysis and use.

The first public hearing of the bill is scheduled for this Thursday, February 25, 2016. Current bill sponsors are Rep. Dan Pabon (D) and Senators Irene Aguilar (D) and Beth Martinez Humenik (R).

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