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Immunization Records Position: AMIA supports permission for Protected Entities to reveal a child’s immunization information to a school, with oral consent, rather than created authorization from a child’s parent or guardian to be able to facilitate compliance with state laws requiring proof immunization prior to enrollment.. AMIA calls out specific challenges to proposed adjustments to HIPAA Privacy and Enforcement Rules In comments sent to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the U.S. Section of Human and Health Services, AMIA called out 10 specific issues to proposed adjustments to HIPAA Personal privacy and Enforcement Guidelines. AMIA’s comments, sent with respect to its membership of 4,000 informatics professionals, detail key problems of concern linked to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on HIPAA adjustments, along with suggestions for models of change.Actions: Ask HHS to get rid of US water fluoridation program In January 2011, the US Department of Health insurance and Human being Services recommended reducing the levels of fluoride added to drinking water based on national survey data showing that 41 % of American adolescents will have dental fluorosis . HHS offers proposed reducing the amount of fluoride put into water from 0.7 to 1 1.2 parts per million to 0.7 ppm, by February 14 and is currently soliciting general public comment due.