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Requires a physician signature for a religious belief exemption to vaccination

Location: NY
Title: Requires a physician signature for a religious belief exemption to vaccination
Identifier: S3546
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Failed to move in the 2017 legislative session

Description:

UPDATE: 7/7/2017 - S3546 failed to move in the 2017 legislative session ended.  However, bills can carry over to 2018 in New York if the sponsor requests it. 

S3546 was introduced on 1/24/2017 and referred to the Senate Health Committee. This bill is sponsored by Senators Gianaris, Addabbo, Hoylman and Stavisky.

This bill would require the parent of child using a religious belief exemption to vaccination file an affidavit with the school signed by a physician stating that the physician has explained to the parent the medical risks to the child and to other individuals for not vaccinating. 

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=S03546&term=2017&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y