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
Full Bill Text | All Actions | Available Summaries | Senate Home Page | List of 2000 Senate Bills
Current Bill Summary

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).