The California state legislature is considering a bill that threatens medical vaccine exemptions.
Four years ago, parents in California lost the right to file a philosophical or religious vaccine exemption for their children to attend school due to a bill by Senator Richard Pan – and now he is trying to severely restrict the only remaining vaccine exemption available.
Senator Pan’s new vaccine bill, S.B. 276, was originally introduced as a bill to amend hazardous waste. But just this week, he amended it to change the subject entirely, and make it even more difficult to obtain a medical exemption to vaccination.
S.B. 276 would:
- Require a doctor to submit a standardized medical exemption form, developed by the State Department of Public Health, to the Department for any child that the doctor thinks should be medically exempt from vaccination. No other documentation would be allowed.
- Empower the State Public Health officer to either approve or deny the exemption request. The request would be denied unless there was “sufficient medical evidence that the immunization is contraindicated by the guidelines” of the CDC.
- Require the State Public Health Department to create and maintain a database of medical exemption requests approved and make the information in the database accessible to local public health officers.
- Require anyone with a current medical exemption to submit, by July 1, 2020, a copy of that medical exemption to the department for inclusion in the database in order for the medical exemption to remain valid.
- This bill would also allow a local public health officer to revoke a medical exemption if it is determined it is fraudulent or “inconsistent with applicable CDC guidelines.”
If Senator Pan’s bill passes, the state will decide what is best for your children’s health – not your doctor! Unless your child’s condition falls within the very narrow CDC guidelines for when vaccination is contraindicated, you could not obtain a medical exemption.
Please help us protect medical exemptions to vaccination by contacting your California state legislators today!
Contact your California state legislators and ask them to OPPOSE S.B. 276. You can look up who represents you at: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Senator ____ to OPPOSE S.B. 276, which would severely restrict medical exemptions to vaccination.
Medical exemptions are already very difficult to obtain. This bill is trying to make the process even more arduous.
The doctor-patient relationship must be protected. Only a doctor should be able to determine whether or not a child is medically contracted to vaccination.
An appointed official who has never examined my child should not be making medical decisions that carry the risk of serious injury and death. Adverse reactions are clearly listed on all vaccine manufacturer package inserts.
This bill also requires that medical exemptions be tracked in a government database, which creates potential HIPAA and FERPA privacy issues.
I urge Senator _____ to oppose S.B. 276.”
- You oppose any legislation that would restrict medical exemptions or violate medical privacy in California.
- When S.B. 277 passed in 2015, getting rid of philosophical and religious exemptions, lawmakers vowed to keep medical exemptions in place. Now lawmakers are trying to reduce the number of medical exemptions despite the fact that since the elimination of philosophical and religious exemptions, medical exemptions have only risen from 0.2 to 0.6 percent.
- Governor Brown explicitly supported medical exemptions when he signed S.B. 277. Now those protected exemptions are under attack.
- Our doctors know what is best for our children. S.B. 276 takes authority away from doctors and hands it over to the state. The state has never examined my child and knows nothing of my child’s medical history.
- B. 276 would require a child to have a severe reaction to each specific vaccine before they could be exempt from that specific vaccine. No sibling or family history or genetic predisposition would be allowed because those are not part of the CDC guidelines
- This is about campaign contributions, not health. Pharmaceutical companies have donated millions to lawmakers who push mandatory vaccination and attack exemptions. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article24913978.html
- Schools are required to protect the privacy of vaccine records as part of all student records under the federal law of FERPA, so an automated system to collect immunization records from the schools is in conflict with the principles of medical privacy.
- The US Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The US Government has paid out more than $4 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. Hundreds of thousands have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination to VAERS. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/
- Vaccine makers and the healthcare providers who administer them bear zero liability for vaccine injuries and deaths.
View S.B. 276 here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billStatusClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB276
If you want to learn more about other vaccine bills being considered in California visit: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx🖨️ Print post
Chef Jemichel says
Unquestionably an important “Alert”! “Take Action” indeed! My question is what action is needed to resolve the core issue here?………
I really wish that this issue could be resolved just as simply as it is presented here. However: “Four years ago, parents in California lost the right to file a philosophical or religious vaccine exemption for their children to attend school” and that lose of “right” deserves to be understood in as truthful terms as possible. The reason this so called “right” was lost is because it never was truly a right to begin with. The so called rights that come from government are actually (and lawfully) revokable privileges. That is because the “State of California” is essentially a franchise of the “United States” and part of that “franchise is the adoption of the proprietary jurisdiction of Congress which operates under their corporate version of “The Constitution of ….” under which US citizens do not have any rights. The real solution is for each Individual to recover their original soil and land jurisdiction based as per their natural born birthright that they obtained the moment when they were born in one of the fifty American states (excludes Washington DC and the territories).
There are action steps that every American can take to recover their American State Citizen/Inhabitant status and dis-identify themselves as U.S. citizens – a legalized Federal status originating under the 14th Amendment with privileged-based citizenship created and controlled by Congress. Congress can exercise exclusive legislative power to control what property Congress owns i.e Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other territories plus federal buildings, military bases and the like. Congress also has jurisdiction over their residents which includes all U.S. citizens regardless of where they reside.
When people identify themselves as US citizens government extends its rule making accordingly. Petitioning Congress or the States of ______ legislatures will not change the nature of this. People will continue to loose “the right” to this and whatever as long as they act like residents of the corporate entity known as “The State of California” (or whatever “State of”) that is extending territorial and /or municipal jurisdiction where they live.