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California Takes Medical Exemptions Away from Physicians And Gives Authority to State Bureaucrats

Breaking newsCalifornia's SB276 has moved forward through the Senate. (See excerpt below.)

Doctors are a needle’s width away from losing the right to make recommendations for their patients vis a vis medical vaccine exemptions in the state of California. From the bill ...require the State Department of Public Health, by July 1, 2020, to develop and make available for use by licensed physicians and surgeons a statewide standardized medical exemption request form, which, commencing January 1, 2021, would be the only medical exemption documentation that a governing authority may accept. The bill would require the State Public Health Officer or the public health officer’s designee to approve or deny a medical exemption request...

Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician turned Merck's salesman of the year, pushed the plunger deep on this law.  No matter your stance on what is full or partial vaccination, what is "anti-vaccine," or not - medical decisions should never be taken away from a personal physician and given to a state bureaucrat. This is similar to what has happened in American healthcare - where someone at a desk at an insurance company can make life and death pre-approval decisions against your doctor's best advice and recommendation. This is the state taking over your body.  Meanwhile, the country is up in arms over the state taking control over women's bodies in the abortion debate. Democrat and Republican. Both sides claiming the moral high ground.


SB276 Read the full text here:

Emphasis is ours:

Existing law prohibits the governing authority of a school or other institution from admitting for attendance any pupil who fails to obtain required immunizations within the time limits prescribed by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law exempts from those requirements a pupil whose parents have filed with the governing authority a written statement by a licensed physician to the effect that immunization is not considered safe for that child, indicating the specific nature and probable duration of their medical condition or circumstances, including, but not limited to, family medical history.
This bill would instead require the State Department of Public Health, by July 1, 2020, to develop and make available for use by licensed physicians and surgeons a statewide standardized medical exemption request form, which, commencing January 1, 2021, would be the only medical exemption documentation that a governing authority may accept. The bill would require the State Public Health Officer or the public health officer’s designee to approve or deny a medical exemption request, upon determining that the request provides sufficient medical evidence that the immunization is contraindicated or that a specific precaution regarding a particular immunization exists, based on guidelines of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bill would specify the information to be included in the medical exemption form. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2021, require a physician and surgeon to inform a parent or guardian of the bill’s requirements and to examine the child and submit a completed medical exemption request form to the department, as specified. The bill would require the State Public Health Officer or designee to review the completed exemption request form and notify the physician and surgeon of the approval or denial of the request. The bill would require the reason for denial of a request to be included in the notification, and would authorize the physician and surgeon to submit additional information to the department for further review for purposes of filing an appeal if an exemption request is denied.
This bill would require the department, by December 31, 2020, to create and maintain a database of approved medical exemption requests, and to make the database accessible to local health officers. The bill would require a copy of a medical exemption granted prior to the availability of the standardized form to be submitted to the department for inclusion in the database by December 31, 2021, 2020, in order for the medical exemption to remain valid after the statewide standardized form has been adopted. The bill would authorize the State Public Health Officer or a local public health officer to revoke a medical exemption if the State Public Health Officer or local public health officer determines that the medical exemption is fraudulent or inconsistent with applicable CDC guidelines. The bill would require the department, in consultation with local educational agencies and local public health officers, to develop a process for a parent or guardian to request a medical exemption and the department to approve or deny the request and communicate its decision to the school district and the parent or guardian, as specified. The bill would also make conforming changes to existing law.


Jeanne J


If you are going to respond to an article on this site DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK FIRST!!! Please don't regurgitate someone else's non-substantiated errors.

The list of damages from vaccines (based on vaccine inserts and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Data) includes seizure disorders, encephalitis (brain inflammation), Guilliam-Barre Syndrome (or paralysis that may or may not resolve), intestinal intussusception (bowel blockage), as well as DEATH. I have listed only a tiny number of vaccine adverse affects noted on government sites and by vaccine manufacturers. Those damaged by these vaccines cannot sue the manufacturers for their faulty products, unlike every other product you spoke about, since the 1986 law was passed. And yet, since that time, the kangaroo vaccine court (not a real, CONSTITUTIONALLY guaranteed court process that all other products fall under) has paid out over 4 billion in compensation to claimants, paid for by YOUR consumer dollars on each vaccine used. California's law is eroding the sanctity of the doctor/patient relationship that once allowed people the freedom to make personal decisions about their own or their child's health, and doctors the freedom to provide sound, medical care based on individual health needs. Before you dismiss your freedom, without understanding what you are doing, it really would behoove you to do your own research. I challenge you to take just 30 minutes to research the following, prior to 1986, when vaccine manufactures (otherwise known as PHARMA) got a free pass on vaccine safety:

1. Look up the history of measles, once described as a mild childhood disorder.
2. Look up when day old babies started receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine and see who the vaccine was originally designed for.
3. Type in damages from HPV vaccine.

I hope this list will help you to start THINKING FOR YOURSELF. And if you start questioning the sound bites you hear on TV, or even start to get a little angry WELCOME TO LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE MATRIX!!!!

Aimee Doyle

@Lori - You say the claim that vaccines don't cause autism has been discredited.

You should read a detailed analysis by PACE Law Review, that shows that the Vaccine Court has compensated over 80 cases where autism has been caused by vaccines.

It does happen. And it happened to my son. And we're not one of the Vaccine Court cases. Those cases are just the tip of the iceberg.


So anyone who practices the Nuremberg code of Informed Medical Consent ( you have heard of informed medical consent, which includes the right to refuse, surely?) is now a "fraudulent physician" Wow.
And as others have asked, what exemptions do you think they are actually going to allow? And what happens when they get it wrong? If the board decides a child must be forced to get a vaccine, or they will lose their right to an education, and the child is injured or dies, what happens next? Do we charge these bureaucrats with medical malpractice? They made an error that cost someone their life, or their health. Or do they just go on and damage the next child as well, because as we have already learned no one actually cares about the vaccine injured.
Are they actually planning to do any follow up to see how many times they got it wrong, or are they just going to pretend that they are medical psychics and know exactly who will get injured from every medication, before they take it.. If they have those kind of psychic skills, maybe they could do it with food as well. Just declare, without meeting them, which children will be forced to eat peanut butter, or lose their right to an education, based on the fact that their doctor must have fraudulently said there was a risk. And if someone dies, well, follow up isn't required..
I hope you have read the CDC list of table injuries.
And the one thing every vaccine injured or vaccine killed person has in common?
Someone, some physician, decided it was safe to give that person the vaccine. And now it will be a bureaucrat who doesn't even have to look the parent in the eye when the child comes back with a permanent disability, or dies.

Beleaguered Autism Mom

Lori, I have live in California and I would like to address your lies.
1. I have worked with 13 doctors, they refuse to provide vaccine exemptions because "it is too political"
2. The CDC does not recognize any health issues that require exemptions to vaccines.
3. How far does your disdain for the doctor patient relationship go? Can anybody watch your next PAP test? Why do you get to decide what remains private?
4. What "forms" are you talking about? It seem you are already fighting the next battle and are anticipating bureaucrats will be cheaper and easier for parents to bribe.
5. Car seats must meet manufacturing standards and parents must install them properly. Car seat manufacturers are libel for product defects. Vaccines are liability free and not monitored (lettuce get recalled but not vaccines? seriously?)
6. Smoke detectors are a passive systems that do no cause brain damage, unlike vaccines.
7. The only people who say "vaccines caused autism has been discredited, and the doctor who made the claim was disbarred" Does not read the fine print listing adverse events in EVERY vaccine package.

are you kidding me?

What do you consider a "legitimate" medical exemption to injection of a product that is indemnified from the discovery process in a court of law?
What do you consider a "legitimate" medical exemption to a product not tested for carcinogenicity or mutagenicity?
What do you consider a "legitimate" medical exemption to a product that can produce lifelong neurological, brain, and gastrointestinal disabilities?

Isabelle Payette

I guess it depends on how easy to get an exemptions and delay some of them. More standardized screening is needed. Any sign of toxicity, inflammation or allergic reaction should not go unnoticed and be documented. Multiple vaccines should be outlawed at least. Evil bastards!.


In California, unethical physicians routinely hand out fraudulent medical exemptions to parents who object to vaccines. Hence this bill. Children who have legitimate health issues will still be able to get exemptions. Those who do not will not.

Please don't pretend that the issue here is about preserving some sacred relationship between doctor and patient. It's about whether those of you who object to vaccines should be allowed to use fraudulent forms to get around the law.

It's not fascism for the state to protect the well-being of children. California, for example, forces parents to put kids in car seats and allow them to be educated. Do you object to those laws? Do you object to laws that require homes to have smoke alarms?

The claim that vaccines caused autism has been discredited, and the doctor who made the claim was disbarred and found to have had a financial interest in showing a link.

Aimee Doyle

@RTP - you're right that Republicans aren't actively taking away vaccine exemptions. You're right that Democrats are generally the ones pushing such legislation. However, if you get down into the weeds, as I've done, and explore each case, however, you can find Republicans who vote along with Democrats on this issue, just as there are Democrats who don't support their fellow Democrats in pushing exemptions. That's why I think it's not a strictly partisan issue. For the record, as I've said here many times before - I'm opposed to the Democrats' position on this and I think what's happening in California is horrific.

Where I really blame Republicans is for NOT taking any action whatsoever when they have the power to do so. For example, Republicans held the majority in and chaired the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee for years, and held no hearings on the vaccine issue, autism, the CDC, FDA, etc. Republican Bill Posey did nothing with the William Thompson whistleblower documents and held onto them for years. Trump appointed pro-vax people to head HHS, FDA, CDC and just recently encouraged people to get vaccinated. States with Republican Governors and Republican legislatures haven't loosened vaccine exemptions. Congressional Republicans have been almost completely silent on the vaccine-autism issue.

You are right that no one says Republicans are perfect on this issue. But no one is condemning them for their inaction either. I think people who have the power to do something, who choose to do nothing, who are silent while the autism rate surges and children's lives are destroyed are culpable. I think they should be held accountable. You seem to be willing to give them a pass. Why?

For the record, I'm a political independent, and I have been most of my voting life. Neither side listens to independents, unfortunately.

And BTW, RTP - you said that things are more complicated in Australia. I'm curious - what is it like there?


Aimee, nobody is saying that Republicans are perfect on this issue - or even particularly good. But very few Republicans are actively taking away vaccine choice whereas practically every single Democrat is.

The choice is clear.

Here, in Australia, it isn't clear. In the US it is.

Aimee Doyle

@Greg - "stop voting for Democrats"

It's not a partisan issue. Pharma owns members of both parties. Consider Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who has pledged to veto any bill (that his legislature sends him) that would erode vaccine coverage or expand vaccine exemptions.


"Simply, if Americans are truly interested in preserving exemption rights they should stop voting for Democrats. "
And going a level deeper, we need to find ways to ban or restrict pharma lobbying .

Beleaguered Autism Mom

Pass the word, there is no reason to take a healthy baby to a doctor’s office every few months. If you want reassurance that your baby is healthy/typical talk to more experienced parents. Pediatricians are greedy quacks. If you are friends with anyone who works for them - find new friends, or persuade them to find a new line of work that doesn't include inflicting brain damage on children.

Laura Hayes

“ - medical decisions should never be taken away from a personal physician and given to a state bureaucrat.”

Correction: medical decisions belong solely to the individual or parent. The doctor is simply a consultant whose advice the individual or parent can take or leave. For any medical treatment or procedure the individual or parent wants, he/she can accept via a formal consent process.

We must remind people at every turn that they are to be solely in charge of their healthcare and medical decisions, not doctors or government. As always, our rhetoric is critically important in this battle to regain our rights to bodily integrity and self autonomy, both for ourselves and for our children.

Angus Files

dont ask questions just have the vaccine then get excited for the next vaccine- why dont we?

Pharma For Prison


C. Surber

What happened to the HIPPA Laws? This violates those laws. Most of these diseases are not life threatening to the majority of the population, whereas, the vaccines can cause severe reactions and even death! This is abominable!


The Californian Senate comprise of 28 Democrat and 10 Republican senators All 10 Republicans voted against SB 276, but an overwhelming 14 Democrats voted for it. Four Democrats declined to vote and with two speaking out against it. The bill is next headed to the Assembly. The Assembly consist of 61 Democratic lawmakers and only 19 Republican ones. If we see the same Democratic support as in the Senate the bill should easily clear the Assembly.

Simply, if Americans are truly interested in preserving exemption rights they should stop voting for Democrats.


Echos of totalitarianism.

Gary Ogden

This is infuriating. Medical fascism in my home state. Dangerous 18th Century quackery which is destroying the nation now the law (it will pass the Assembly and be signed by our idiot boy governor). You can bet Pan will next come for the home schoolers, then the adults, one profession at a time. Where the hell are you, Mr. President? You have the bully pulpit. Use it.


What are the health outcomes of Pan’s patients? How many of them are on lifetime medication? As he is claiming scientific superiority over the so called “unscrupulous” “bad acting” doctors and looking to put them out of business, it is more than appropriate to look at the evidence.

deep waters

Silicon valley is not going to be happy.

Jeanne J

...and then they came after the physicians.

It is time for doctors, and medical personnel, as a collective group, to protest the removal of sound medical care as their moral responsibility with their patients.

Paul Picha

This bill has passed the Senate and now moves on to the Assembly.. it isn’t law as of yet

Thanks for covering this tyranny out here as it is happening


It's my understanding that this passed the CA senate today, but still needs to go to the CA assembly before it becomes law?

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