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Emergency Regulations for Granting Medical Exemptions from Immunizations
The New York State Department of Health recently issued emergency regulations to inform and assist physicians in granting medical exemptions under new state law which repealed non-medical exemptions for children attending school or daycare.
A series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the new law was issued on August 16, 2019 by the NYSDOH and in collaboration with the Office of Children and Family Services and the State Education Department.
Physicians who issue medical exemptions are now required to complete the applicable medical exemption form approved by the New York State Department of Health or New York City Department of Education, which specifically outlines the medical reason(s) that prevent a child from being vaccinated.
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