This bill assures the public that an exemption exists for required vaccines that do not meet certain minimal requirements.
TITLE: An act to standardize obtaining a medical exemption from required vaccines.
PURPOSE: Standardizes obtaining a medical exemption.
JUSTIFICATION: Creates a uniform approach for issuing medical exemptions.
Standardizing medical exemptions.
- If any physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant licensed to practice medicine completes the required medical exemption form stating that such vaccination may be detrimental to an individual’s health, any state or municipal requirement to obtain a vaccination shall be inapplicable until such vaccination is found to no longer be detrimental to the individual’s health by the individual’s physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. The department or any other state or municipal agency, board, or commission may not require any other condition or requirement for the medical exemption to a vaccine or vaccines.
- Any physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant who believes that such vaccination may be detrimental to the individual’s health must complete the following form:
Medical exemption form
(a) name of individual:
(b) if a minor, name of parent, parents, or guardian:
(d) home address:
(e) I hereby certify that vaccination against (insert immunization exempted) may be detrimental to the individual’s health.
- Discrimination on basis of an individual’s status of having a medical exemption provided for in this section is prohibited.
- Absent fraud or intentional misrepresentation of verifiable facts, a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant shall not be subject to any disciplinary action or penalty by any state or municipal agency, board, or commission for issuing a medical exemption form as provided for in this section.