I have just learned that the California Department of Public Health has contacted all the state’s school districts and informed them that all medical exemptions written by physicians who have been disciplined by the California Medical or Osteopathic Boards are revoked effective the beginning of the coming school year, 2021-2022 (or September 1, 2021, for child care facilities). Here is what the CDPH sent to the schools.
In addition, CDPH’s notice attached/contained a link to a 92-page list of the names of all the doctors disciplined by both boards. Here is that list.
If the doctor who wrote your child’s exemption is on the list, your child’s medical exemption will not be considered valid next school year.
I believe at least one other physician whose case was heard by an Administrative Law Judge in February will be added to the list by early summer. I also expect that one or a few other doctors will appear on that list prior to the start of the next school year. As of now, I am not seeing a viable judicial remedy to this situation.
Sorry, but there you have it.
Rick Jaffe, Esq.