State of Montana Issues Guidance on HB 702 Implementation

  • — July 28 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s Departments of Labor & Industry and Public Health and Human Services today released guidance for employers and care providers on implementation of HB 702, approved by the Montana Legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte earlier this year. The ​law prohibits discrimination in Montana based on vaccination status or possession of an immunity passport by a person, governmental entity, employer, or public accommodation.

“This guidance will help Montana employers and businesses stay in compliance with the law and help ensure that Montanans do not face discrimination due to their vaccine status,” said Laurie Esau, Montana Commissioner of Labor & Industry.

“DPHHS urges compliance with HB 702 and stands ready to help our providers, provider associations, and other partners navigate the law,” said DPHHS Director Adam Meier. “We appreciate our partners’ efforts to prevent discrimination based on vaccination status and believe this guidance will prove useful as they work to better understand and implement the law.”

A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document for employers and businesses is available at the Department of Labor & Industry’s Employment Relations Division’s website here.

Additional guidance for care providers is available in a memorandum from the Department of Public Health and Human Services here.

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