House Bill 36 — Vital statistics, records

House Bill 36 — Vital statistics, records

by
Anna Miller
January 26, 2021

Bill description: House Bill 36 repeals a reporting requirement that the physician of a child conceived by artificial insemination file a report with the state registrar of vital statistics. The bill requires a complete copy of a certificate to be released upon a state registrar’s request only for child protection and child support enforcement purposes or for the purpose of investigation of fraud. 

Rating: 2

Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?

House Bill 36 curtails the power of the state registrar of vital statistics to obtain a copy of the patient’s private medical records. The bill also reduces regulations on physicians by removing mandatory reporting requirements and reducing their workload, which will lead to more efficiency in the health care market. 

(+1)

Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the United States Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? 

House Bill 36 upholds the Idaho Constitution by increasing the privacy of artificial insemination patients.

(+1)

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