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Urgent: Bill Strips Parents of Vaccine Choice, Allows Kids to Consent At Any Age (OPPOSE District of Columbia B23-0171)

Minor Children Consenting to Vaccination Without Parental Consent Forward This Urgent Alert to Friends and Family Residing in Washington D.C. Attend Hearing on at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 26th - Dear Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia NVIC Advocacy Team Members, Your action is needed to help stop a bill that is scheduled to go before the Council of the District of Columbia for consideration on Wednesday June 26, 2019. This bill is sponsored by Councilmember Mary M. Cheh.You can access the public hearing notice at http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/42000/B23-0171-HearingNotice1.pdf.  B23-0171 would add a new section into the existing District of Columbia Municipal Regulations DCMR 22-B 600 that would allow a minor child of any age to consent to receive a vaccine where the minor is capable of meeting the informed consent standard and where the vaccination is recommended by the United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. According to this proposal, a minor shall be deemed meeting the informed consent standard if the minor is able to comprehend the need for, the nature of, and any significant risks ordinarily inherent in the medical care.  Read more....

 

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