Since California has now followed the lead of those progressive states, Mississippi and West Virginia, and refuses all philosophical and religious exemptions, are they also going to enforce their draconian rules for a medical exemption in California? In Mississippi it seems that it doesn't matter if a doctor says your child should be exempt from further vaccinations. The final say must come from the state health department. People who never have seen the child in question regularly override a physician's call for an exemption.
Congratulations California! You're right there with the forward thinking of Mississippi! Medical doctors don't know as much as state workers.
Feb 23, 2016, WLBT Jackson, MS: Mississippi vaccine requirements could be eased under bill
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A bill that would let physicians exempt children from Mississippi's vaccination requirements is advancing in the state House.
A split Education Committee voted Tuesday to push House Bill 938 (http://bit.ly/1S02JWj ) to the full chamber for more debate.
Rep. Mark Formby, a Picayune Republican, says the state should honor physicians' wishes.
Under current law, the state Health Department must approve requests to exempt children from the requirements, and top health officials oppose a change.
A group of parents pushing the bill say they, not the state, should be able to decide when their children get vaccines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that in 2013-14, Mississippi had the largest percentage of kindergartners vaccinated against diseases.
A broader bill allowing parents to decline vaccinations for philosophical reasons died Tuesday.
March 2, 2016, Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger: House OKs medical exemptions for vaccines http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2016/03/02/house-approves-medical-exemptions-vaccines/81204130/
Lindey Magee: "My 12 year old who is here, when he got his 5 year old shots, he had several grand mal seizures within the window of time that they tell you they can have seizures after vaccines. And when they have seizures from a vaccine like that, they're not supposed to get any more. So the pediatrician that was on call sent a letter in to the health department ... and it was denied by the health department. ...
"A bureaucrat in the state health department that has never seen my child should not be able to override my doctor."
The Mississippi Health Department doesn't give their denials on paper. They do them by phone so there is no paper trail.
"We have letters from pediatricians in Mississippi that their requests for exemptions are denied by phone regularly, and they get more denials than they get accepted exemptions."
Mary Jo Perry: "We're the only state in our nation that has bureaucrats health department overriding our doctors' advice."
From the article:
Following heated debate, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow medical exemptions of vaccinations
Currently, the state Department of Health must approve a doctor’s request for vaccination exemptions. This bill would remove the department from the equation.
"You as adults would not want a government agency to be able to overrule your physician on your treatment for anything, so why would we do it for your children?" said Rep. Mark Formby, R-Picayune, the bill's author.