“Innovation thrives where people breathe freely, speak freely, are able to challenge orthodoxy, where newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences,” the veep said on his China trip. That applies here, too.
CA AB2109 Signed By Brown With New Religious Vaccine Exemption for Families
California's AB 2109 was signed by Governor Brown yesterday. This bill requires a doctor to counsel individuals wanting a vaccine exemption. The doctor must also sign a form before a philosophical or medical exemption can be implemented. However, Governor Brown did something unexpected. He added a religious exemption to the form, making California the 48th state to recognize religion as a basis of foregoing vaccination. California citizens that claim a religious belief will not need a health care provider's counseling or signature in order to implement their exemption. AB 2109 will become a law in January 1, 2014.