(a) Notwithstanding any of the confidentiality provisions in Chapter 11A of this title, or any other provisions of law, every public and private health care provider shall, upon request of the persons or entities herein identified, provide information concerning the immunization status of any patient in accordance with rules promulgated by the State Board of Health to the following persons and entities:
(1) Other public and private health care providers.
(2) Health care insurers of all descriptions.
(3) The Alabama Medicaid Agency.
(4) Individuals and organizations with a need to verify the immunization status of persons in their care, custody, or enrollment, including but not limited to, the chief executive officer, or a designee of the officer, of a public or private day care center, school, or postsecondary educational institution.
(b) The authorization granted pursuant to this chapter shall be exercised solely for the purpose of implementing and operating proper immunization programs as determined by the State Board of Health and for updating or verifying the immunization status of individuals in the care, custody, or enrollment of the person requesting or accessing the information pursuant to 42 C.F.R., Section 431.302, Subpart F, safeguarding information pertaining to Medicaid recipients.