View Amendment Current Amendment: 5 to Bill 3707

Reps. JONES and MAY propose the following Amendment No. 5 to H. 3707 (COUNCIL\PH\3707C002.JN.PH21):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, SECTION 1, add an appropriately letter section to read:

/ ( ) The funds appropriated in this section may be utilized to support the monitoring of positive COVID-19 cases, which may include contact tracing. However, participation by individuals in the contact-tracing program shall be solely on a voluntary basis. The Department of Health and Environmental Control and any individual conducting contact-tracing collection are prohibited from using any applications created for such purpose on a cellular device. Any contact-tracing technologies utilized for data collection must be restricted for the collection of public health information only and must be carried and maintained in a decentralized manner. Access to any information collected will be used for public health information purposes only and will comply with all confidentiality requirements contained in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Contact tracers must be properly trained and certified by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The department shall conduct a public awareness campaign to explain the use of contact tracing and that individuals may decline to participate. /