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Governor Signs Negrete McLeod Bill to Improve Immunization Registry

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Legislation Allows Inclusion of Tuberculosis Screening Results

Sacramento, CA (September 7, 2012) – Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 659 by Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino). The bill will allow the electronic State Immunization Registry to include the results of Tuberculosis screenings. The Immunization Registry is an important communication tool between schools, healthcare providers, and public health officials. It allows schools to ensure that students have received the required immunizations without the need to see the original hardcopy or “yellow card,” which can often be incomplete or lost.

“By allowing these results to be included in the state registry, parents will have an easier time demonstrating compliance with the requirements of local school districts,” said Senator Negrete McLeod.

SB 659 is the fifth bill by Senator Negrete McLeod to be signed by the Governor this year. Ten more bills by Senator Negrete McLeod remain on the Governor’s desk awaiting a signature or veto.

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