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S.F. No. 380 - Immunization Requirements (Delete-Everything Amendment)
 
Author: Senator Chris A. Eaton
 
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
 
Date: March 17, 2015



 

SF 380 modifies the exemption from the immunization requirements for enrollment into any elementary, secondary school, or child care facility that currently permits a child’s parent or guardian to submit a signed notarized statement stating that the child has not been immunized because of conscientiously held beliefs by requiring a child’s parent or guardian, or the child, if the child is emancipated, to submit a certification of exemption.

Section 1 (121A.15, subd. 3) specifies that to be exempt from the immunization requirements, a parent or guardian or the child if emancipated, must submit a certificate of exemption.  The certificate must state that the parent or guardian or child is declining the immunizations on the basis of their personal beliefs.  The certificate must contain:  (1) specifications of the particular vaccine or vaccines they are declining and the reasons for requesting an exemption; (2) a statement from a health care provider verifying that the provider has reviewed with the parent or guardian information about the risks and benefits of the vaccines; and (3) an acknowledgement that the child may be prohibited from attending school or child care facility during an outbreak of the disease for which the child has not been immunized.

This certificate must be renewed prior to the child entering the seventh grade in order to enroll in the seventh grade.

 
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