If you read yesterdays post, you know we need our members to call and email each day the rest of this week. Here your first call to action!
It's a big one, but its very important. Please take 10 minutes today to call and email these legislators. I made my calls this morning while running errands. We have included some talking points below so that it as easy as possible!
Support HB 1386 (Rep. Gann)- Parental Rights Vaccine Act; requires that health care
providers to obtain informed consent from legal representative prior to vaccinating child, including providing the vaccine ingredient list.
Status- Assigned to the House Appropriations Committee and expected to be heard Monday 2/27 at 4:30 PM in room 206.
Action- Call and email the following legislators and ask them to support HB 1386. Then join us Monday for the meeting.
During your call say " I am calling to ask that Representative ________________ Please support HB 1386. It will be heard Monday in the Appropriations committee. Thank you!"
Leslie Osborn- (405) 557-7333
Kevin Wallace- (405) 557-7368
John Bennett- (405) 557-7315
Scott Biggs- (405) 557-7405
David Brumbaugh- (405) 557-7347
Chad Caldwell- (405) 557-7317
Kevin Calvey- (405) 557-7357
Josh Cockroft- (405) 557-7349
Jason Dunnington- (405) 557-7396
Jon Echols- (405) 557-7354
Katie Henke- (405) 557-7361
Scott Inman- (405) 557-7370
John Paul Jordan- (405) 557-7352
Steve Kouplen- (405) 557-7306
Ben Loring- (405) 557-7399
Scott Martin- (405) 557-7329
Jason Murphey- (405) 557-7350
Charles Ortega- (405) 557-7369
Pat Ownbey- (405) 557-7326
John Pfeiffer- (405) 557-7332
Eric Proctor- (405) 557-7410
Dustin Roberts- (405) 557-7366
Todd Russ- (405) 557-7312
Mike Sanders- (405) 557-7407
Early Sears- (405) 557-7358
Shane Stone- (405) 557-7397
Emily Virgin- (405) 557-7323
Please copy and paste the following block of emails in the 'cc' field of your email. You will need to write 2 emails because this committee is so large. Write 'Please support HB 1386' into the subject line. Keep the email short and sweet and feel free to use the following talking points. Conclude the email with your name, address, and phone number.
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Education Works, Shaming Does Not
If the legislature is interested in raising Oklahoma’s vaccination rates even further, it’s worth noting that literature supplied by the American Academy of Pediatrics is clear that trust established between pediatrician and parents is the single biggest driver of vaccination rates. Scaring, shaming, blaming and firing have been proven to negatively affect rates.
The patient’s right of self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an informed choice. The physician's obligation is to present the medical facts accurately to the patient or to the individual responsible for the patient’s care and to make recommendations for management in accordance with good medical practice. The physician has an ethical obligation to help the patient make choices from among the therapeutic alternatives consistent with good medical practice. http://www.amaassn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medicalethics/code-medical-ethics/opinion808.page
This includes the following:
ALTERNATIVES (includes doing nothing)
From the American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics Provision of information: patients should have explanations, in understandable language, of the nature of the ailment or condition; the nature of proposed diagnostic steps and/or treatment(s) and the probability of their success; the existence and nature of the risks involved; and the existence, potential benefits, and risks of recommended alternative treatments (including the choice of no treatment). Assessment of the patient's understanding of the above information. Assessment, if only tacit, of the capacity of the patient or surrogate to make the necessary decision(s). Assurance, insofar as is possible, that the patient has the freedom to choose among the medical alternatives without coercion or manipulation.
Thank you for each call and email. There is power in numbers!