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Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal impact to the state is anticipated.
HB 1418 would require the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) provide an applicant for certification or re-certification as emergency medical services personnel with the applicant's immunization history, if it is included in the immunization registry managed by the Department of State Health Services.
In the case that the applicant's immunization history is not stored in the registry, HHSC would be required to provide the applicant with information about the registry and disease risks specific to emergency medical services personnel that may be prevented through immunization.
The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that emergency services personnel are aware of the communicable disease risks inherent to their profession so that they can make informed decisions on immunizations they may wish to consider obtaining.