NPR  |  March 1, 2021

But that could raise legal issues, says Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University. He says that state data are only supposed to be used for public health purposes, and sharing them with, say, a pharmacy that as a vaccine sign-up system is “really stretching the lawfulness and ethics for what you could do.” Patients might individually have to give consent to release their data, he says.

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