|(a) A legally authorized representative of a child
shall be informed, via the methodology described at subsection (b)
of this section, that the department has established and maintains
an immunization registry for the primary purpose of establishing and
maintaining a single repository of immunization records to be used
in aiding, coordinating, and promoting efficient and cost-effective
childhood vaccine-preventable disease prevention and control efforts.
(b) The department shall provide written materials
and forms to providers for the purpose of informing legally authorized
representatives about the immunization registry and specific information
collected in that registry.
(c) The department and providers may use the immunization
registry to provide notices by mail, telephone, personal contact,
or other electronic means to a child's legally authorized representative
regarding the particular vaccines that the child may be due or overdue
according to the department's immunization schedule.
(d) The first time the department receives immunization
registry data from a person or entity other than the child's legally
authorized representative, for a child for whom the department has
received consent to be included in the immunization registry, the
department shall send a written notice to the child's legally authorized
(1) that providers and payors may be sending the child's
immunization information to the department;
(2) the information that is included in the immunization
(3) the entities or persons to whom the information
may be released;
(4) the purpose of the immunization registry;
(5) the procedure to exclude a child from the immunization
(6) the procedure to report an alleged violation if
a legally authorized representative discovers a child is included
in the immunization registry after exclusion has been requested.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §100.3 adopted to be effective May 6, 2004, 29 TexReg 4155; amended to be effective August 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 6384; amended to be effective January 1, 2020, 44 TexReg 7984