|SB 0905||Allows parents to object to required immunizations for their children based on philosophical beliefs|
|LR Number:||4166S.01I||Fiscal Note:||4166-01|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||02/23/00 - Hearing Conducted S Public Health & Welfare Committee||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2000|
SB 905 - This act allows parents to object to immunizations for their children based on philosophical beliefs. Currently, Section 167.181, RSMo, requires children to have certain immunizations to attend school, but allows specific exemptions to be claimed in lieu of the immunizations. This act requires the Department of Health to inform the public of all available exemptions at the same time immunization schedules are made available. A new provision also allows parents to claim "philosophical beliefs" as an exemption. If claimed, however, a notarized statement must be provided annually to the school administrator.
This act is substantially similar to HB 1538 and
SCS/HS/HCS/HBs 1489, 1488 & 1650 (2000).