California Seeks To Further Restrict Medical Vaccine Exemptions – Vaxxter
If SB 276 passes, California’s Department of Public Health becomes the ultimate medical exemption decider, vastly reducing state doctor’s power.
Opponents of the bill say that SB 276 will unfairly reject most exemption requests.
“Legitimate medical exemptions will be approved,” said Catherine Flores-Martin of the California Immunization Coalition. “Opponents just don’t like that their particular exemption may not be approved.”
California is one of three states which does not allow for religious or philosophical vaccine exemptions. If Sb 276 passes, California will intensify a growing battle over parental medical rights.