Updates on effort to adopt digital drivers’ licenses in Minnesota

In May 2022, the MN House (bill HF 4293 (including Article 14, Section 17, lines 238.3-238.16)), and Senate (State Government, Transportation, and Veterans Conference Committee, and bill SF 3609 (MN Senate Technology and Reform Policy committee)) explored the adoption of digital drivers’ licenses in MN.

Potential consequences of digital drivers’ licenses

A few reasons why you may advise legislators against the funding of a report or anything to facilitate the adoption of digital drivers licenses:

1. Digital drivers’ licenses allow an invasion of personal privacy. Digital IDs allow the state to place a government-accessible app on to a person’s phone. Apps are designed to collect information on the phone user—it is very likely that a digital driver’s license would have similar capabilities. Furthermore, the verification process for digital drivers’ licenses may require that the government be notified (pinged) each time a person uses their ID. Through this process the state could gain a significant amount of information regarding a person such as their location, medical prescriptions, gun purchases, alcohol use, travel plans, etc. (See ACLU overview: https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/20210517-digitallicense.pdf)

2. Digital drivers’ licenses increase government power and control. The “benefits” reported by states that have begun or fully implemented digital drivers’ licenses all include increased government control and surveillance abilities. In Iowa, officials reported that digital drivers’ licenses gave them the ability to suspend or revoke a person’s license at any time. In Pennsylvania, police officers praised digital drivers’ licenses for giving them the ability to, “wirelessly pull up a driver’s identification without having to leave their patrol cars.”

3. Digital drivers’ licenses marginalize members of society. To use a digital ID a person needs access to sufficient technology. This means that anyone who is unable to afford a smartphone, is unable to use one (young drivers and the elderly), or who simply prefer not to use the latest technology, may find their access to society restricted. Digital drivers’ licenses could create a “no card, no care” system for health care that prevents people from receiving treatment.

Potential consequences beyond drivers’ licenses

Understand the connections

  • History of REAL ID, and the capabilities of the National Identity Registry
  • Health Commissioner of Minnesota allowed to collect data on gun ownership?
  • HIPPA and the Unique Patient Identifier (UPI)
  • vaccine passports – in our state, and internationally below
  • federal government tracking of immunization status
  • international ICD codes to track immunization status
  • Get an “enhanced” Minnesota driver’s license, instead of a “REAL ID” driver’s license.

Why do digital driver’s licenses matter?  

Digital driver’s licenses pose significant security risks for the user, opens the door to government surveillance of movementgovernment control over all things that require a driver’s license, and could lead to a “no card, no care” system within health care.

The Connections

Digital driver’s licenses are potentially connected with vaccine passports and REAL ID

The REAL ID law authorizes the Secretary of DHS with unilateral power to identify additional purposes for which a REAL ID would be required, such as renting a car, or staying in a hotel, or accessing banking services. The secretary can do this without Congress.

UNILATERAL POWER. Does this sound familiar?

In 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID law in middle of the night.  

In response, many states viewed this as a violation of state rights, and passed laws to prevent state compliance with this federal law.  Minnesota lawmakers banned REAL ID implementation in 2009.

During the Obama administration, the government announced that those without a federal REAL ID wouldn’t be able to travel via airline, and the media spread this false message. States caved to this propaganda, and passed laws to adopt REAL ID.  

But, just because Minnesota gave away its right to the control identification and driver’s licenses, and adopted REAL ID in 2017, doesn’t mean that WE have to buy into it!


The REAL ID law authorizes the Secretary of DHS with unilateral power to identify additional purposes for which a REAL ID would be required, such as renting a car, or staying in a hotel, or accessing banking services.  The secretary can do this without Congress.

The more people that choose to get a REAL ID, the more likely it is that governments and businesses will start to demand the REAL ID to access services (banks, healthcare clinics, buying a firearm, buying a cell phone, buying alcohol, buying a toll card, registering at a hotel, etc), and then, we will be closer to one tracking number for everyone in this country, that is required for all services that you would normally use your drivers license for.

For example…

National Patient ID: Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom views REAL ID as a National ID card and a back door to a National Patient ID:

  • HIPAA – The 1996 HIPAA law mandated a Unique Patient Identifier (UPI), but Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) froze funding for its creation in 1999. If implemented, health care access could become an “official purpose” for which the “for federal purposes” REAL ID cards would be required: No card, No care.”  Today, it is Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, who is essentially the only person standing between you and the implementation of the Unique Patient Identifier (UPI).

The REAL ID law includes a NATIONAL IDENTITY REGISTRY: The federal law and regulations require a central data “hub” with certain identifiable information from all American cardholders (licenses and IDs) accessible to all 50 states and U.S. territories.  The hub database is “pinged” when one state searches for an individual’s data from another state. BIOMETRICS can be recorded and linked to your ID.

Gun Ownership – why does the Health Commissioner of Minnesota care?

Representative Kristin Bahner (D-Maple Grove) has now introduced bill HF 1333. This legislation, if passed, would allow Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health to collect data on individuals who lawfully own a firearm or data “related to an individual’s right to carry a weapon.” She seeks to repeal the current prohibition on firearms data collection.

This proposed bill is yet another attempt by the government to gather data on people through the exam room. Health care practitioners should not be required to ask patients for non-health related information, nor should a doctor be required (or permitted) to report to the government information regarding their patient’s personal decisions. The exam room should be a safe place for patients, free from government tracking.

Vaccine passports 

Minnesota has implemented technology to provide individuals with a way to immediately pull up their immunization records digitally, utilizing MIIC and a free app called Docket.  

Organizations within Minnesota now participate in the SMART Health card system.  

As explained by Off-Guardian:

“SMART Health Cards are run by VCI, which was created by the MITRE Corporation, which is funded by the United States government.

This allows the federal government ‘truthfully’ claim to not be implementing a federal passport system, or keeping a vaccination database, all the while they are sub-contracting tech giants to do it for themThis system of backdoor government surveillance via corporate veneer is already spreading across the U.S., and it looks like it will play some part in any future ‘pandemic treaty‘ too.”

Right now, different organizations have different rules for verifying vaccinations or test results. For example, some countries may have different rules than others.

The WHO has now signed a deal with a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary called T-Systems to build the first global digital vaccine passport.

“The WHO fully intends to provide support to its 194 member states to facilitate the implementation of the digital verification technology for countries’ national and regional verification of vaccine status.”

Digital money

The central banks around the world, including the United States, are preparing to introduce central bank digital currency (CBDC), and gain control over all economic decisions.

“…with cash, we don’t know who is using a 100 dollar bill. With CBDC [digital currency]…the central bank will have absolute control on the rules and regulations that will determine the use…also we will have the technology to enforce that.“

– Agustins Carstens, Managing Director for the Bank for International Settlements Oct. 19, 2020.  Link to video.

Brookings reports:

“The Federal Reserve just released two reports on a CBDC, which arguably already satisfies Biden’s executive order’s request.  The Fed’s report hoped for legislation proposing a CBDC but absent that reserved their authority to issue one “in the context of broad public and cross-governmental support.”

“Biden’s executive order appears to give further impetus behind the Federal Reserve’s recent work on a CBDC. The order empowers the AG to come to a decision on the existing legal authority for the Fed to issue a CBDC, which is worth watching. The order balances the potential benefits from digital assets with a litany of concerns and risks.”

To further the digitization model, companies and banks are developing RFID chips that can be implanted under human skin, and used to pay for goods and services.  “The chips use near-field communication (NFC) technology, which is also used in contactless credit cards and mobile payments. It’s also the same technology used to track pets and packages.” “In Sweden, the microchips can be used as a train ticket. But Lewin hopes that he will soon be able to make payments with them.”

Learn about how you can switch your bank deposits from a corporate bank who invests in these kinds of technologies, to a state-chartered bank or credit union, here.

Digitized elements converge

All of these arrangements potentially empower the federal government, and potentially an international entity, to have control over individual travel, purchases, movement, and data.

What we want to avoid first of all, is having federally-controlled tracking numbers which aggregate all of our data, including driver’s licenses, medical data, and more, that is required for all services that you would previously have used your state-controlled drivers license for.

Short-term solution

We can protect state rights, your rights, and your privacy and freedom by choosing a STANDARD DRIVER’S LICENSE and a passport for travel, or an enhanced driver’s license if you only want to travel/fly domestically.

We don’t know where legislators may try to take this next, but we will share updates as we receive them.

Could the aggregation of data, in the hands of the federal government, and the digitization and normalizing of flashing digital “passes” lead us to a social credit system?

U.S. Congress seems to think that digital identity is very important: “Improving Digital Identity Act of 2021.”  They claim it is needed to prevent identity theft, for example, but as with any centralized hub of information, breaches will always occur.  The federal privacy assessment of REAL ID designates the personally-identifiable data held by the federal data verification “hub” as Sensitive Security Information (SSI) and suggests states prepare “breach notification” procedures.

The federal government is tracking immunization status, and international ICD codes

  • As recently discovered and reported by Dr. Robert Malone, the U.S. government has secretly been tracking those who didn’t get the COVID jab, or are only partially jabbed, through a previously unknown surveillance program designed by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The program was implemented April 1, 2022, and adopted by most medical clinics and hospitals across the U.S. until January 2023
  • Under this program, doctors at clinics and hospitals have been instructed to ask patients about their vaccination status, which is then added to their electronic medical records as a diagnostic code, known as ICD-10 code, so that they can be tracked inside and outside of the medical system
  • These new ICD-10 codes are part of the government’s plan to implement medical tyranny using vaccine passports and digital IDs
  • They’re also tracking noncompliance with all other recommended vaccines using new ICD-10 codes, and have implemented codes to describe WHY you didn’t get a recommended vaccine. They’ve also added a billable ICD code for “vaccine safety counseling”

As recently discovered and reported by Dr. Robert Malone1, the U.S. government has
secretly been tracking those who didn’t get the COVID jab, or are only partially jabbed, through a previously unknown surveillance program designed by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The program was implemented April 1, 20222, but didn’t become universally adopted by most medical clinics and hospitals across the U.S. until January 2023.

Under this program, doctors at clinics and hospitals have been instructed to ask patients about their vaccination status, which is then added to their electronic medical records as a diagnostic code, known as ICD-10 code, without their knowledge or consent so that they can be tracked — not just within the health care system but outside of it as well.

Secret Tracking Program Revealed

The new International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes were introduced during the September 14-15, 2021, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. The ICD committee includes representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the NCHS3.

Below is a screenshot of page 194 of the agenda4 distributed during that meeting.
According to the NCHS, “there is interest in being able to track people who are not
immunized or only partially immunized,” and they figured out a way to do just that, by
adding new ICD-10 codes.

As you can see below, ICD-10 code Z28.310 identifies those who have not received a
COVID jab and Z28.311 identifies those who are not up-to-date on their shots.

Why do they want to track the unvaccinated? For what purpose? The short answer: to facilitate the implementation of vaccine passports. As noted by Malone5:

“Code Number Z28.310 listed above is not a code for an illness or diagnosis,
but rather for non-compliance of a medical procedure … Once a person’s
vaccination status is coded and uploaded into large data base, it can be
accessed by government and private health insurers alike.

The administrative state officers at the CDC have not made immunization
status a reportable disease (yet) but immunization status is listed as one of the
reasons for mandatory reporting6. They are just one step away from being able
to collect this information without your permission. Ergo: vaccine passports made easy. In this country, not having your vaccine records ‘up-to-date’ might

  • The government will not restrict your travel, airlines will.
  • The government will not restrict your travel, other nations will.
  • The government will not restrict your travel, auto rental companies will.
  • The government will not restrict your travel, public transport will.
  • The government will not restrict your travel, private companies will.”

World Health Organization Signed Off on Tracking Codes

The ICD codes were created by the World Health Organization, and doctors — with the exception of those in private practice who don’t accept insurance — are required to use these codes to describe a patient’s condition and the care they received during their visit.

As noted by Malone7, the fact that the ICD system is run by the WHO is an important
detail, as this means the WHO had to authorize the CDC to add these new codes. The implication is that these codes may be in use internationally and we just don’t know it yet.

The codes are entered into your electronic health record and used by insurance
companies for billing purposes. They’re also used by statisticians who track and analyze national and global disease trends such as cancer and heart disease rates over time.

Over the past decade, these statistical analyses have gotten easier to do, thanks to the transition into electronic record keeping. In the U.S., the ICD coding system has been fully integrated into the electronic health record system since 2012.

Within the ICD-10 codes, there’s a category called ICD-10-CM8,9, and this is the category the CDC is now using to track the unvaccinated with specific codes for “Unvaccinated for COVID-19”10 and “Partially Vaccinated For COVID-1911.”

Gross Violation of Medical Privacy Rights

Since there’s no billing or payment involved with being unvaccinated, and since being unvaccinated is extremely unlikely to be part of your disease profile, there’s no valid reason to record anyone’s vaccine refusal. It’s also a violation of medical privacy, as the records can be accessed by a variety of individuals and not just your personal doctors.

As noted by Malone, a person’s decision to get a vaccine or not is a private matter, and your privacy rights are enshrined in the Privacy Act of 1974. However, during the COVID pandemic, medical privacy rights have been repeatedly violated and broken.
Children’s’ vaccination statuses were shared with schools and employers were granted the “right” to know the jab status of their employees. Private venues were even permitted to demand proof of vaccination status — all this without a single word of the law having been revoked or amended.

They’re Tracking Reasons for Jab Refusal Too

If you need proof that these codes will be used for reasons unrelated to your health,
consider this: They’re also using codes to describe WHY you didn’t get the primary
series or stopped getting boosters. Those codes are listed in the screenshot below,
under Z28.3 Underimmunization Status.12

The use of “delinquent immunization status” under code Z28.39 also tells us something about where this is all headed. “Delinquent” means being “neglectful of a duty” or being “guilty of an offense.” Is refusing boosters a criminal offense? Perhaps not today, but some day, it probably will be.

All Missed Vaccinations Will Be Tracked

Another tipoff that these codes are part and parcel of the biosecurity control grid is the fact that code Z28.39 — “Other underimmunization status”13 — is to be used “when a patient is not current on other, non-COVID vaccines.” As detailed on the American Academy of Family Physicians website14:

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced three new diagnosis codes,
including two for COVID-19 immunization status …

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines15, clinicians may assign code Z28.310,
‘Unvaccinated for COVID-19,’ when the patient has not received a dose of any
COVID-19 vaccine.

Clinicians may assign code Z28.311, ‘Partially vaccinated for COVID-19,’ when
the patient has received at least one dose of a multi-dose COVID-19 vaccine
regimen, but has not received the doses necessary to meet the CDC definition
of ‘fully vaccinated’ at the time of the encounter … New code Z28.39 is for
reporting when a patient is not current on other, non-COVID vaccines.”

In other words, they have already begun tracking ALL of your vaccinations, not just the COVID shot, and they can use the Z28.3 sub-codes to identify why you refused a given vaccine.

Vaccine Passports Are a Fait Accompli — Unless We Act Now

As noted by Malone16:

“The administrative state is busy building a vaccine passport system that will
be active before most Americans are aware of what is being done to them. No
one is going to knock on your door asking for your vaccine status because they
already know …

They don’t need approval from Congress or the courts because we have given
them the information through our health care providers. The CDC is the
governmental organization tasked with tracking vaccine status on individuals.

They already have the records, as well as updated booster information. They
just need to tweak a definition here and there, or get President Biden to keep
the COVID-19 public health emergency in place indefinitely and the vaccine passports will be a fait accompli.”

You Can Now Be Billed for Immunization Safety Counseling

As if all of that weren’t tyrannical enough, they’ve also added a billable ICD-10 code for “immunization safety counseling.” That’s right. If you’ve decided you’re not willing to partake in the mRNA experiment, or you just don’t think you need some other vaccine that’s recommended, your doctor can bill your insurance for regurgitating the WHO’s vaccine propaganda.

“They have codes identifying whether you declined the COVID jab and/or any other vaccine, and for each vaccine refusal, there’s a code detailing why you declined it. ‘Belief or group pressure’ is one of those, and you can bet that code will automatically qualify you for immunization safety counseling, whether you want it or not.”

This may become more or less automatic because, again, they have codes identifying whether you declined the COVID jab and/or any other vaccine, and for each vaccine refusal, there’s a code detailing why you declined it. “Belief or group pressure” is one of those, and you can bet that code, Z.28.1, will automatically qualify you for immunization safety counseling, whether you want it or not.

They also intend to indoctrinate your children, and make you pay for it. The
immunization safety counseling code, Z71.85, was described in the September 2021
issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Coding Newsletter. You
have to be a member to read the entire article, but here’s the publicly available preview:17

“Reporting Encounters for Immunization Safety Counseling.

As physicians and other qualified health care professionals field increasing
numbers of concerns about immunization safety, International Classification of
Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) offers a new code,
Z71.85, for identifying immunization safety counseling as a reason for an
encounter provided on or after October 1, 2021.

Use this code when reporting counseling provided to patients and caregivers
who are vaccine hesitant, wish to follow an alternative immunization schedule,
or otherwise require time spent in counseling at lengths beyond that typical of
routine immunization counseling.

Code Z71.85 may be reported to indicate the principal or first-listed reason for
an encounter or as a secondary reason.

Documentation of time spent in preventive medicine counseling and separate
time spent in immunization administration counseling should be explicit in the
encounter note to support that the preventive medicine counseling was
significant and separately identifiable.”

1, 5, 7, 16 RW Malone Substack January 25, 2023
2 MLN Matters April 2022
3 CMS.gov ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting
4 CDC ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting September 14-15, 2021
6 MedlinePlus.gov Reportable Diseases
7 Healthcare Brew November 21, 2022
8 National File February 2, 2023
9 ICD10data Unvaccinated
10 ICD10data Partially vaccinated
11 Naked Emperor Substack January 27, 2023
12 ICD10data Underimmunization
13 AAFP New Diagnosis Codes
15 ICD-10-CM guidelines
17 AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter September 2021; 16(12)
18 Teachers for Choice February 9, 2023

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