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Some Small Slivers of Good News in the New California Medical Vaccine Exemption Law

Some Small Slivers of Good News in the New California Medical Vaccine Exemption Law

The big one is that like others who have poured over the law, I didn’t see a CAIR medical vaccine exemption submission/reporting requirement in the final SB 714 amended bill for grandfathered pre-2020 exemptions. I do not assume that was intentional. For reasons I hope most will understand, that’s all I am going to say about this issue. My advice to you is follow the law as it is written in the final version. Second, some people have read 120370…

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Now That SB 276 And SB 714 Are Law, What Does It All Mean For Parents?

Now That SB 276 And SB 714 Are Law, What Does It All Mean For Parents?

I have received many emails and calls from parents requesting advice about how the new law applies to their children. Sorry, I don’t do medical exemption consultations for particular cases, but I can try to explain what the law says and means. The California Health and Safety Code Section which was changed by SB 277 a few years back, and changed yesterday by SB 276 and SB 714 is Section 120370 (SB 276 and SB 714 made changes to several…

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Major Update on Ken Stoller’s Lawsuit: New Amended Complaint Brings in Department of Public Health for Privacy Violations and Other Alleged Improper Actions

Major Update on Ken Stoller’s Lawsuit: New Amended Complaint Brings in Department of Public Health for Privacy Violations and Other Alleged Improper Actions

Based on documents received in response to a public records requests, we are seeking to bring into the lawsuit Robert Schechter MD, who is the Chief of the Clinical Policy and Support Section of the Department of Health’s immunization branch. The documents reveal that his department is receiving privacy protected medical exemption information, and is providing legal/medical advice to schools about the validity of medical exemptions. The new complaint traces these actions back to a pilot program initiated by the…

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UPDATED: Senator Pan’s New Amendment to Change SB 276 (after it passes)

UPDATED: Senator Pan’s New Amendment to Change SB 276 (after it passes)

I am not a California legislative expert and I am not sure what is going on, but today, I received an automated notice as a SB 276 bill watcher of an amendment. Originally I thought that Senator Pan blinked and made the changes requested by the Governor. But then I am not sure what changes the Governor wanted. So I am doubly unsure. The amended bill has a different bill number, SB 714, and it says it will only go…

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My Second Take on Senator Pan’s SB 714 and I May Even Be More Confused

My Second Take on Senator Pan’s SB 714 and I May Even Be More Confused

It was pointed out that the language in (2) does not require vaccination by the Fall 2020 as I perhaps misstated in my prior post. I think they are right and I was wrong, mostly, but frankly, I am still not sure. Let’s start with the language: “(2) Commencing January 1, 2020, a child who has a medical exemption issued before January 1, 2020, shall be allowed continued enrollment to any public or private elementary or secondary school, child care…

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Updated: Senator Pan’s New Bill to Change SB 276 (after it passes)

Updated: Senator Pan’s New Bill to Change SB 276 (after it passes)

I am not a California legislative expert and I am not sure what is going on, but today, I received an automated notice as a SB 276 bill watcher of an amendment. Originally I thought that Senator Pan blinked and made the changes requested by the Governor. But then I am not sure what changes the Governor wanted. So I am doubly unsure. The amended bill has a different bill number, SB 714, and it says it will only go…

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Big Update on the Stoller Lawsuit: Subpoena Withdrawn; San Francisco Defendants Dismissed from the Case!

Big Update on the Stoller Lawsuit: Subpoena Withdrawn; San Francisco Defendants Dismissed from the Case!

here is the update: https://gogetfunding.com/blog-single-update/?blogpre=6112639&single=40705 Rick Jaffe, Esq. rickjaffeesquire@gmail.com

FDA v. California Stem Cell case update

FDA v. California Stem Cell case update

Honestly, I lost interest in this case after the federal judge in the Florida US Stem Cell case granted summary judgement to the FDA and issued a permanent injunction barring the use of the stem cell/SVF product, which is basically the same stuff used by the California group. I assumed that the California federal judge would agree with the Florida judge. I am still making that assumption, but I did learn a few interesting things from my cursory review of…

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The Final SB 276 Push: What Might Help with the Legislators and What Won’t

The Final SB 276 Push: What Might Help with the Legislators and What Won’t

By all accounts, SB 276 will come out of the suspense docket next week. That means it goes for a vote in the Assembly and presumably back to the Senate to consider the amendments made during its travels through the Assembly, then to a Senate vote, and if it passes, on to the Governor’s desk. Caveat: I am not an expert on the California legislative process. Nonetheless, I do have opinions on what I think might impress the legislators and…

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NY Adopts California like SB 276 Limitations on Vaccine Medical Exemptions via “Emergency” Regulation”???

NY Adopts California like SB 276 Limitations on Vaccine Medical Exemptions via “Emergency” Regulation”???

On Friday August, 16, 2019, New York State Department of Health issued “emergency regulations” concerning the issuance of vaccine medical exemptions. The short of it is that NY has basically done what California SB 276 will do (and what the original version of SB 277 tried to do) via regulation, thereby circumventing the legislative process. The regulation limits medical exemptions to ACIP other nationally recognized guidance documents establishing the standard of care.” Here is the Health Department’s summary of the…

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