California Assembly Bill 1797, “Immunization Registry”, is currently making its way through the California Legislature. At this writing, the bill:
- Changes provider participation in CAIR2 from voluntary to mandatory.
- Changes most demographic data elements, including race and ethnicity, from “required if available” (as determined by the HL7 implementation guide) to “required”.
- Contains the language: “In the case of schools, childcare facilities, family childcare homes, and county human services agencies, for the COVID-19 public health emergency, to perform immunization status assessments of pupils, adults, ...