RI DOH calls Advocates of Informed Consent – antivaxxers

RI DOH calls Advocates of Informed Consent – antivaxxers
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PRESS RELEASE

 

June 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rhode Island Dept of Health makes statements that do Not match S676 / H5541 bill language. Then calls the citizens of RI, protecting their right to informed consent and medical data privacy, “anti vaxxers”.

Bills S676 sub A and H5541 sub A, are to develop a tracking database for all RI residents of all ages. The bills, if passed, will auto-enroll all citizens in RI, without the ability to remove your file from the database. In addition all Dept of Health agencies are exempt from federal HIPAA regulation. Permitting them to allow third party access as they see fit without the knowledge or consent of those contained in the database.

RIDOH asserts that the database is to track vaccinations received only. The language of the bills do not explicitly outline vaccinations only. “approved CDC data elements” is the language the bill will allow tracking fields to include. The page on CDC website explicitly states this list is not exclusive; “This list does not include all data elements external information systems such as EHRs, vital records, practice management or billing systems are expected to send to an IIS. The list may not include all data elements an IIS produces, stores or sends. Data elements may be derived and architectural solution may differ among IIS.” https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/core-data-elements/CDC-Endorsed-Data-Element-Definitions.xlsx

Neil P. Hytinen, Chief Public Affairs Officer and Legislative Liaison for RI Dept of Health, had an email exchange with RI Resident  Maddalena Cirignotta . His written statement asserts  “It is important to emphasize, however, that should RIDOH remove all of an individual’s identifiable information from RICAIR at any given point in time, RIDOH has no way of preventing future information from being entered into the database. Should more information be entered after the initial removal of all identifiable information, the individual must make subsequent opt-out requests to RIDOH. ”

Days later Neil Hytinen wrote an email to nurses and medical professionals in RI, calling anyone fighting against this intrusion of privacy “The antivaxxers” and continues by saying, “[antivaxxers] are flooding the inboxes of the House and Senate asking them to oppose our bill.” He proceeded to encourage the medical community to write to legislators using “small but formidable antivaccination lobby” is spreading misinformation in their email. https://nohpvmandateri.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/DOH-statements-do-not-match-bill-language    https://nohpvmandateri.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/ri-doh-calls-advocates-anti-vaxxers

Neil represents the RI Dept of Health. His statements are condescending and incorrect. Citizens like Maddalena, myself, and informed consent advocates, continue to thoroughly vet bill language and question DOH statements. The core of the fight against these bills, is our right to be informed in addition to privacy of our papers as guaranteed in the 4th amendment.

Neil decided name calling and stereotyping was the correct mode of action. RI citizens have a right to know about how officials that represent our state are acting behind the scenes. Discrediting and ignoring educated and important questions.” Emphasized Aimee Gardiner, Informed Consent advocate, and Director of Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations.

Everyone should be concerned about this behavior and particularly these bills. Database information collection of any kind should be opt in. Neil’s own words explain how cumbersome the opt out process would be executed.”

Citizens who want to oppose this legislation should contact their personal legislators. The house will vote on H5541sub A this week.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Aimee Gardiner
Director, Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations
(401) 406.2647

 

About the Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations

Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations stands to reverse the HPV vaccine mandate in RI. We advocate for informed consent and to place the future process of vaccines considered for mandates in a form of complete public awareness and the ability for citizens to have a voice.  For more information please visit NoHPVmandateRI.com.

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Fight against Medical Tracking in RI

Fight against Medical Tracking in RI

S676 sub A and H5541 sub A are coming close to being passed in RI statehouse. Keep fighting. It’s not over until its over.

Take a multi step action approach TODAY and throughout this week

CALL the Governor office to Oppose these bills. You won’t get her herself. Leave a msg with staff to oppose S676 sub A and H5541 sub A, and refuse to sign into law if they pass the floor vote. That you want our governor to respect our rights to privacy and informed consent. She should only support OPT IN for such an invasive database.

Calling Governor Phone: (401).222.2080

Call Senate President and Speaker of the House that you oppose the medical tracking database and they should also.

**Speaker Nicholas Matiello: 401-222-2466
**Senate President Ruggerio 401-222-6655

Call Senate HHS Committee Members to Vote NO on S676 sub A on Tues June 18th

Chairperson Joshua Miller 401-276-5507
Vice Chairperson Gayle Goldin 401- 276-5568
Senator Elizabeth Crowley 401-725-8526
Senator Thomas Paolino 401-749-6120
Senator Adam J. Satchell 401-615-5170
Senator James C. Sheehan 401-276-5567
Senator Bridget Valverde 401-379-0082
Senator Donna M. Nesselbush 401-728-3244
Senator Valerie Lawson 401-316-5666

Points on these bills;

RIDOH proposes an opt-out system that would require us to opt out, REPEATEDLY. We may be enrolled whenever we see a new doctor. There are no checks and balances of power. The same agency that tracks will also define the opt-out process those who wished to opt out would receive no written confirmation that they had been removed. RIDOH would also NOT be compelled to expunge any information collected while we were automatically enrolled.
This bill violates privacy and informed consent and proposes to legally data mine Rhode Islanders. New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire all have opt-in databases. We should too.

The Rhode Island Department of Health has introduce House Bill 5541 via Representative McNamara and Senate Bill 676 via Senator Crowley, to track the medical data of every person in Rhode Island. According to lines 9 & 10, RICAIR (tracking database) will collect, “data elements nationally endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” Meanwhile, CDC endorses ALL data elements that a tracking database collects, “This list does not include all data elements external information systems such as EHRs, vital records, practice management or billing systems are expected to send to an IIS. The list may not include all data elements an IIS produces, stores or sends. Data elements may be derived and architectural solution may differ among IIS.”  – Note the bold wording below the spreadsheet here from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/core-data-elements/CDC-Endorsed-Data-Element-Definitions.xlsx

RI ACLU has opposed this legislation see their statement here http://riaclu.org/images/uploads/H_5541_Immunization_Registry.pdf

 

Send two emails– one to whole house of representatives – one to whole senate.

Use info above to compose your email. You may also keep it to one paragraph like suggestion above for calling Governor.

Example Signature

Aimee Gardiner, RI Parent, Health Advocate, 4017410386

 

Copy and Paste list for House Representatives – BCC whole house in one email

Subject; OPPOSE H5541 subA floor vote on Medical Tracking Database

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rep-kislak@rilegislature.gov
rep-Ranglin-Vassell@rilegislature.gov
rep-hull@rilegislature.gov
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rep-handy@rilegislature.gov
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rep-Shanley@rilegislature.gov
rep-noret@rilegislature.gov
rep-jackson@rilegislature.gov
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rep-edwards@rilegislature.gov
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rep-abney@rilegislature.gov
rep-ruggiero@rilegislature.gov
rep-carson@rilegislature.gov
admin@nohpvmandateri.com
governor@governor.ri.gov

 

Copy and Paste List for Senate – BCC an email to full senate

Subject; OPPOSE S676 subA floor vote on Medical Tracking Database

governor@governor.ri.gov
admin@nohpvmandateri.com
sen-Quezada@rilegislature.gov
sen-goldin@rilegislature.gov
sen-ruggerio@rilegislature.gov
sen-bell@rilegislature.gov
sen-metts@rilegislature.gov
sen-ciccone@rilegislature.gov
sen-cano@rilegislature.gov
sen-satchell@rilegislature.gov
sen-felag@rilegislature.gov
sen-Seveney@rilegislature.gov
sen-dipalma@rilegislature.gov
sen-euer@rilegislature.gov
sen-lawson@rilegislature.gov
sen-nesselbush@rilegislature.gov
sen-crowley@rilegislature.gov
sen-Paolino@rilegislature.gov
sen-conley@rilegislature.gov
sen-pearson@rilegislature.gov
sen-picard@rilegislature.gov
sen-rogers@rilegislature.gov
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sen-lombardi@rilegislature.gov
sen-gallo@rilegislature.gov
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sen-morgan@rilegislature.gov
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sen-sosnowski@rilegislature.gov
sen-algiere@rilegislature.gov
sen-goodwin@rilegislature.gov

 

You can still sign the petition against this database being formed in RI

Who opposes HPV mandate?

Who opposes HPV mandate?

Who is in support of reversing the mandate of the HPV vaccine?

Below is a chart of legislators in RI and their stated position in regards to the mandate. We hope you will use this in your voting decisions and be sure to support the candidates that support our efforts. The loudest voice you have with the General Assembly is with your vote, use it.

YES = Fully supports reversing the mandate and keeping the choice private with the family. Yes, vote for these candidates

NO = Legislators that do not support reversing the mandate

*Legislators that have indicated they support choice and parental rights but have not stated they support reversing the mandate.

Avoided= avoided giving a direct answer of opposing or supporting the mandate

xx = Sponsored bills in last session to support our cause

<> = co-signed on bills last session to support our cause

EDITH H AJELLO Democrat 01
RAYMOND M MATHIEU Independent 01
CHRISTOPHER R BLAZEJEWSKI Democrat 02
MARK G TEOLI Republican 02
MOIRA JAYNE WALSH Democrat 03
J. AARON REGUNBERG Democrat 04
ROLAND JOSEPH LAVALLEE Republican 05  YES
MARCIA RANGLIN-VASSELL Democrat 05
RAYMOND A HULL Democrat 06
DANIEL P MCKIERNAN Democrat 07  YES
GRANT A VANECK Independent 07  YES
JOHN JOSEPH LOMBARDI Democrat 08
ANASTASIA P WILLIAMS Democrat 09
SCOTT A SLATER Democrat 10
GRACE DIAZ Democrat 11
JOSEPH S ALMEIDA Democrat 12
LUIS ANTONIO VARGAS Independent 12  YES
RAMON A PEREZ Democrat 13
CHARLENE LIMA Democrat 14
STEVEN FRIAS Republican 15
NICHOLAS A MATTIELLO Democrat 15  NO
PATRICK E VALLIER Independent 15
ROBERT B LANCIA Republican 16  YES
CHRISTOPHER T MILLEA Democrat 16
ROBERT B JACQUARD Democrat 17
ARTHUR HANDY Democrat 18
DAVID D MASTRIANO Independent 19  YES
JOSEPH MCNAMARA Democrat 19
DAVID A BENNETT Democrat 20
DANIEL ELLIOTT Independent 20  YES
ANDREW C KNUTTON Independent 21
MICHAEL W PENTA Republican 21
MICHAEL L UNDERWOOD Independent 21  YES
CAMILLE F VELLA WILKINSON Democrat 21
ELIZABETH K SMITH Independent 22
JOSEPH J SOLOMON JR Democrat 22
K JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Democrat 23  YES  <>
STACIA HUYLER Republican 24
EVAN P SHANLEY Democrat 24
JARED R NUNES Democrat 25
VINCENT MARZULLO Independent 26
PATRICIA L MORGAN Republican 26  YES  <>
ANTHONY J PAOLINO Democrat 26
MARK E BOURGET Independent 27
PATRICIA A SERPA Democrat 27  YES
RYAN M HALL Democrat 28
ROBERT A NARDOLILLO Republican 28  YES  <>
SHERRY ROBERTS Republican 29  YES  xx  <>
LISA P TOMASSO Democrat 29
ANTONIO GIARRUSSO Republican 30
JULIE A CASIMIRO Democrat 31
MICHAEL PAUL MARFEO Republican 31
ROBERT E CRAVEN SR Democrat 32
MARK S ZACCARIA Republican 32  YES
DOUGLAS J BUONANNO Independent 33
CAROL HAGAN MCENTEE Democrat 33
TERESA TANZI Democrat 34
KATHLEEN A FOGARTY Democrat 35
BRUCE K WAIDLER Independent 35
BLAKE A. FILIPPI Independent 36  YES  <>
SAMUEL A AZZINARO Democrat 37
MICHAEL JAMES GEARY Independent 38
BRIAN PATRICK KENNEDY Democrat 38
JUSTIN PRICE Republican 39  YES  xx  <>
LARRY VALENCIA Democrat 39
JOSEPH D CARDILLO Democrat 40
MICHAEL W CHIPPENDALE Republican 40  YES  <>
MICHAEL J MARCELLO Democrat 41  YES
ROBERT J QUATTROCCHI Republican 41  Avoided
STEPHEN R UCCI Democrat 42
DEBORAH A FELLELA Democrat 43
KARIN N GORMAN Independent 43
GREGORY J COSTANTINO Democrat 44
MIA A ACKERMAN Democrat 45
RONALD ROSSI Republican 45
PAUL W SANTORO Independent 45
BRADLEY J COLLINS Independent 46
JOHN J CULLEN Independent 46
PAUL J DIDOMENICO Independent 46
JEREMIAH T OGRADY Democrat 46  YES
CALE P KEABLE Democrat 47
DAVID J PLACE Republican 47
BRIAN C NEWBERRY Republican 48
MICHAEL A MORIN Democrat 49
STEPHEN M CASEY Democrat 50
ROBERT D PHILLIPS Democrat 51
LISA M CANNON Republican 52
ALEX D MARSZALKOWSKI Democrat 52
STEPHANIE L WESTGATE Republican 53
THOMAS J WINFIELD Democrat 53
WILLIAM W O’BRIEN Democrat 54
ARTHUR J CORVESE Democrat 55
SHELBY MALDONADO Democrat 56
JAMES N MCLAUGHLIN Democrat 57
CARLOS EDUARDO TOBON Democrat 58
JONATHAN VALLECILLA Independent 58
LORI J BARDEN Independent 59
JEAN PHILIPPE BARROS Democrat 59
ANDREW E MAGUIRE Independent 59
DAVID A COUGHLIN JR Democrat 60
RAYMOND H JOHNSTON JR Democrat 61  Avoided
JAMES W OBENCHAIN Independent 61
MARY DUFFY MESSIER Democrat 62
CHRISTOPHER J HOLLAND Republican 63
KATHERINE S KAZARIAN Democrat 63
HELDER J CUNHA Democrat 64
GREGG AMORE Democrat 65
JOY S HEARN Democrat 66  YES
DARYL GOULD LIBERTARIAN 67  YES
JASON KNIGHT Democrat 67
WILLIAM JAMES HUNT JR LIBERTARIAN 68  YES
KENNETH A MARSHALL Democrat 68
ANTONIO F AVILA Republican 69
ANALEE A BERRETTO LIBERTARIAN 69  YES
SUSAN R DONOVAN Democrat 69
JOHN G EDWARDS Democrat 70
DENNIS M CANARIO Democrat 71
JUSTIN W LACROIX Republican 71  YES
LINDA DILL FINN Democrat 72
KENNETH J MENDONCA Republican 72
MARVIN L ABNEY Democrat 73
DEBORAH L RUGGIERO Democrat 74
REBECCA SCHIFF Republican 74
LAUREN H CARSON Democrat 75  Avoided
MICHAEL WARREN SMITH Independent 75

Senators

JEFFREY ORLANDO CAMINERO Republican 01
MARYELLEN GOODWIN Democrat 01
ANA B QUEZADA Democrat 02
GAYLE L GOLDIN Democrat 03 NO
DOMINICK J RUGGERIO Democrat 04
PAUL V JABOUR Democrat 05  <> YES
RUSSELL C HRYZAN Independent 06
HAROLD M METTS Democrat 06
FRANK A CICCONE III Democrat 07
JAMES E DOYLE II Democrat 08 YES
ADAM J SATCHELL Democrat 09 YES
WALTER S FELAG JR Democrat 10
JARROD E HAZARD Independent 10
JOHN A PAGLIARINI JR Republican 11
JAMES ARTHUR SEVENEY Democrat 11
LOUIS P DIPALMA Democrat 12
AMY E VERI Republican 12 YES
M TERESA PAIVA-WEED Democrat 13
SAV REBECCHI Independent 13
DANIEL DAPONTE Democrat 14
DONNA M NESSELBUSH Democrat 15
ELIZABETH A CROWLEY Democrat 16 Avoided
THOMAS J PAOLINO Republican 17
JINA N PETRARCA-KARAMPETSOS Democrat 17
WILLIAM J CONLEY JR Democrat 18
BILLY J CHARETTE Republican 19
RYAN W PEARSON Democrat 19 NO
ROGER A PICARD Democrat 20 Avoided
NICHOLAS D KETTLE Republican 21  <> YES
MARGAUX S MORISSEAU Democrat 21
STEPHEN R ARCHAMBAULT Democrat 22
BRENT ANDREW BARROWS Republican 22
PAUL W FOGARTY Democrat 23
STEPHEN N RAWSON Republican 23
MARC A COTE Democrat 24
FRANK LOMBARDO III Democrat 25
LOUIS VINAGRO JR Independent 25
FRANK S LOMBARDI Democrat 26  <> YES
HANNA M GALLO Democrat 27 NO
JONATHAN J KEITH Republican 27 YES
JOSHUA MILLER Democrat 28 NO
RONALD A LOPARTO Independent 29
MICHAEL J MCCAFFREY Democrat 29
JEANINE CALKIN Democrat 30
ERIN LYNCH PRATA Democrat 31
CYNTHIA ARMOUR COYNE Democrat 32 NO
JAMES A KAZOUNIS Republican 32
SCOTT R COPLEY Independent 33
LEONIDAS P RAPTAKIS Democrat 33  xx  <> YES
CATHERINE COOL RUMSEY Democrat 34
ELAINE J MORGAN Republican 34  xx  <> YES
MARK W GEE Republican 35 *
JAMES C SHEEHAN Democrat 36
SVEN P SODERBERG Independent 37 YES
V SUSAN SOSNOWSKI Democrat 37 NO
DENNIS L ALGIERE Republican 38

*J. Keith, also attended and spoke at the senate hearing for bills in 2016

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