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Into the roots of the weeds of quarantine and isolation in Los Angeles

Into the roots of the weeds of quarantine and isolation in Los Angeles

My prior post suggesting that people should calm down about AB 262 because the law does not directly affect the public might have been too subtle or maybe just too abstract. I indicated that what the state and county can do to people during public health crises is determined by other state and country laws and regulations, not AB 262. But again, that might have been too abstract. So let’s get into the roots of the weeds, so you can…

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Everyone should calm down about Cali. AB 262

Everyone should calm down about Cali. AB 262

On October 19, the Governor signed AB 262 which deals with the responsibility of local health officials during a public health crisis due to a communicable disease. Here is the text of the new law: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB262 Many parents have expressed concern if not downright fear that their pets will be removed, or that quarantines will be imposed. I do not think the bill will significantly change things. However, the concern is understandable in light of the on-going negative PR campaign…

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“How Long Will My Child’s Current Vaccine Medical Exemption Be Good for?”

“How Long Will My Child’s Current Vaccine Medical Exemption Be Good for?”

I get asked that alot these days. But, as I have said repeatedly in these posts, I can’t answer each family’s specific question about this, not even the families who have exemptions written by Ken Stoller (who I represent). So again, I won’t be answering any of your calls or messages about your child’s specific circumstances. Aside from my inability to deal with the shear volume of families who have questions, the reason I can’t answer specific questions or offer…

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Ken Stoller Lawsuit Update: We’re Still in the Game!

Ken Stoller Lawsuit Update: We’re Still in the Game!

Here is the new update: Read the whole thing. We’re looking for the smoking gun! https://gogetfunding.com/blog-single-update/?blogpre=6112639&single=42135 Rick Jaffe, Esq.

When Do New California Laws “take effect”?

When Do New California Laws “take effect”?

Technically, regular California legislation takes effect on January 1, on the year following passage. Here is the Secretary of State language and URL about it. “A statute enacted during a regular session of the Legislature takes effect on January 1 of the following year, unless a later date is specified in the statute.” https://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/bill-chapters/ Therefore, SB 276/714 does not “take effect” until January 1, 2020 (and I’ve revised a prior post which suggested or stated otherwise). However, I don’t think…

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Caesar Has Spoken! The Cali. Department of Public Health Provides Answers to (Some of) Your Questions about Vaccine Medical Exemptions

Caesar Has Spoken! The Cali. Department of Public Health Provides Answers to (Some of) Your Questions about Vaccine Medical Exemptions

A couple days ago, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) Immunization Branch (the head of which is otherwise hopefully soon to be known as “Defendant” in Ken Stoller’s lawsuit) published “Vaccinations and Medical Exemptions Questions and Answers.” Here it it. Every vaccine concerned parent should read it. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Vaccinations-Q-A.aspx The good news is that it gives authoritative answers to many, but not all of the questions that I have seen circulating in the California vaccine concerned community. Here is the…

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Update on Ken Stoller’s lawsuit against the Medical Board (and others): We’re still in the game!

Update on Ken Stoller’s lawsuit against the Medical Board (and others): We’re still in the game!

Here is the latest update on Ken Stoller’s Lawsuit against the Medical Board (formerly against the San Francisco City Attorney) https://gogetfunding.com/blog-single-update/?blogpre=6112639&single=41583 If you want to see the proposed Second Amended Complaint with the update claims based on the illegalities uncovered. here it is: SAC992019 Rick Jaffe, Esq

10 days into California SB 276/714: Where are We? (updated September 28/2019 on the effective date of the new law)

10 days into California SB 276/714: Where are We? (updated September 28/2019 on the effective date of the new law)

Because of the rush job to comply with the Governor’s late demands to Change SB 276, the law which is in effect, which is basically SB 714, has generated more confusion, but it has also created a small amount of hope than would have been the case under SB 276. The two biggest examples of this is that under SB 276, all vaccine medical exemptions had to be entered into CAIR to have continued validity. Either by design or mistake,…

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Grandfathered Exemptions under the New California Vaccine Law: Clear as Mud

Grandfathered Exemptions under the New California Vaccine Law: Clear as Mud

The new California vaccine exemption law is vague, badly written and not well thought-out. First, let’s get on the same page. Look at SB 714, because that is really the operative law in that it changed SB 276 even though both because law the same day. Here it is: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB714 What is a grandfathered medical exemption? What is commonly referred to as grandfathered vaccine medical exemptions are exemptions written by a California licensed physician on or before December 31, 2019….

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Medical Vaccine Exceptions Submitted after Full Implementation of the New California Vaccine Law

Medical Vaccine Exceptions Submitted after Full Implementation of the New California Vaccine Law

Previously I’ve tried to explain each of the two operative provisions of the new California vaccine law, Health and Safety Code Sections 120370, and 120372 separately. In retrospect, that was confusing. I think a better approach is to talk about the three types of medical exemptions under the new law, and the different types are really just temporal differences, meaning grandfathered exemptions (current exemptions and those written up until December 31, 2019), transition exemptions written during calendar year 2020, and…

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