MAINE LD 1076 (HP 739)

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MAINE LD 1076 (HP 739) Bill was amended to require the Department of Health and Human Services to include links to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program on its website.

This amended bill passed committee vote and now moves to the senate.

This is an acceptable compromise from the original bill which would have required the establishment of a Vaccine Consumer Protection Program that must provide information about vaccine injuries and immunizations to health care providers and the public.

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For history on the original bill, read the article “MAINE COALITION FOR VACCINE CHOICE LEGISLATION–BAD PREMISES, BAD LAW” 
Read full bill text here

WHAT TO DO

Find your representative and tell them that you oppose any amendment LD 1076 (HP 739) that would require the formation of any new reporting system of mandatory information sharing that is not science-based.

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TALKING POINTS*

LD 1076 (HP 739) would result in a duplication of the role and oversight  of several federal agencies, medical institutions, research facilities, and licensing and review boards that already focus on vaccine injuries.

LD 1076 (HP 739) is a fiscal burden that is more than Maine should incur.

LD 1076 (HP 739) imposes undue requirements on medical practices who already follow the vaccine guidelines that are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Family Medicine.

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