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10.06.03.00.htm 10.06.03.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 06 DISEASES Chapter 03 ImmuNet Authority: Health-General Article, §18-109; Health Occupations Article, §12-508; Annotated Code of Maryland
10.06.03.01.htm 10.06.03.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs ImmuNet, a computer-based registry of immunizations, as established in Health-General Article, §18-109, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.06.03.02.htm 10.06.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Authorized user” means:. a) A child care facility;. b) A health care provider;. c) A health insurer;. d) A health maintenance organization;. e) An institution of higher learning;. f) A local health department;. g) A long-term care facility;. h) A managed care organization;. i) A nonprofit health service plan;. j) A patient;. k) A pharmacist authorized to administer vaccinati
10.06.03.03.htm 10.06.03.03. 03 Administration of ImmuNet.. A. The Department shall support and administer ImmuNet.. B. The Department may enter or edit information contained in ImmuNet.. C. ImmuNet is subject to the security and reliability standards set forth in Regulation .09 of this chapter.D. The Department shall make available to authorized users and to the general public all forms relevant to ImmuNet, such as the:1) User agreement;. 2) Refusal to Permit Disclosure of Information form; and.
10.06.03.04.htm 10.06.03.04. 04 Information Reported to ImmuNet.. A. The Department shall enter the following information from each birth certificate registered in Maryland:1) Child’s:. a) First, middle, and last name;. b) Date of birth;. c) Sex; and. d) Current or last known address; and. 2) Child’s mother’s:. a) First and middle names;. b) Maiden Name if applicable; and. c) Current last name.. B. Following the administration of a vaccine to an individual residing in Maryland, the health care
10.06.03.05.htm 10.06.03.05. 05 User Agreement.. A. An authorized user who wishes to obtain information from ImmuNet shall enter into a user agreement with the Department for the purpose of protecting the confidentiality and security of ImmuNet information.B. The user agreement shall include but not be limited to the:. 1) Functions that may be performed by an authorized user of ImmuNet;. 2) Authorized uses of ImmuNet information as set forth in Health-General Article, §18-109(c) Annotated Code of Maryland;
10.06.03.06.htm 10.06.03.06. 06 Refusal and Reactivation.. A. An individual or a parent or guardian of a minor child who has received an immunization may at any time prohibit information in ImmuNet from being disclosed to authorized users by providing to the Department a signed and dated Refusal to Permit Disclosure of Information form.B. An individual or a parent or guardian of a minor who has submitted a Refusal to Permit Disclosure of Information form may allow information in ImmuNet to be disclosed by su
10.06.03.07.htm 10.06.03.07. 07 Permissible Use of ImmuNet Information.. Information in ImmuNet may be used by authorized users for the following purposes:. A. To provide coordinated immunization services, including sending reminder notices to individuals who need immunizations;B. To obtain an individual immunization history;. C. To identify geographic areas or population groups who are underimmunized;. D. To compile aggregate information and distribute statistical reports on the status of immunization
10.06.03.08.htm 10.06.03.08. 08 Regional and Other State Immunization Registries.. A. A regional registry shall submit to ImmuNet all immunization information on Maryland residents within 14 calendar days of receipt of the information.B. If the confidentiality of records of Maryland citizens is protected, the Department may enter into a collaborative agreement with other states for the purpose of sharing immunization information.
10.06.03.09.htm 10.06.03.09. 09 Security and Reliability Standards.. A. The Department shall maintain ImmuNet in accordance with system security requirements for federal information processing systems, including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Special Publication, and prevailing agency information technology security policy standards and requirements.B. ImmuNet Security.. 1) The Department shall:. a) Maintain ImmuNet information on a server protected by a firewall; and.
10.06.03.9999.htm 10.06.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 27, 2015 (42:8 Md.R. 607).
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